St. Michael's Basilica, Miramichi

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The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, is located on a hill overlooking the Miramichi River in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. It is the dominant feature of the former Town of Chatham, New Brunswick and one of the largest churches in Eastern Canada. It is now included within the City of Miramichi that was formed in 1995.DesignSt. Michael's Basilica is among the largest churches in Canada, east of Quebec City. The sandstone neo-Gothic structure was designed by the same architect, Patrick Keely, as Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island and the Church of the Gesu in Montreal. St. Michael's Basilica is 15ft taller than Holy Name in Chicago, somewhat narrower and about the same length, Holy Name seats about 300 more people (1,520 vs 1,200). Construction on the cathedral started in 1903 and finished in 1921. Italian marble with veined panels was used throughout the interior of the nave and the sacristy. The spire is visible for several miles especially when approaching Chatham from the north, across the Centennial Bridge that spans the Miramichi River.
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  • August 9, 2017
    visited here with family.. without a doubt most awesome place.. caretaker took us on a tour the most incredible architecture beautiful stained glass windows marble statues we visited for hours he gave...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The Most Beautiful Church I have ever set foot in. Beautiful old church with gorgeous stained glass. You can feel God's presence when you walk through the door. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!!!  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    St. Michael's Basilica was the church I grew up in. It's a very beautiful church with stunning architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.  more »
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  • September 18, 2016
    It's haunting to look at and the cemetery next to it just adds to the ambiance. Very nice construction.
  • November 25, 2015
    Very nice church. Make sure to take your camera.

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