The Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail (HM2L6L)

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N 46° 37.171', W 61° 0.983'

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St. Pierre's Church and Father Fiset/L'église Saint-Pierre et le Pere Fiset


Built in 1893, St-Pierre's Church majestically watches over
the Acadian community of Chéticamp. An imposing 212
feet long, 74 feet wide and with a steeple rising to 167 feet,
St-Pierre's lavish Baroque interior and original Casavant
organ make it one of the most ornately beautiful churches
in the Maritimes.
At the time of the construction, Chéticamp was a very poor
parish. Under the resourceful leadership of Father Fiset and
the devotion of his parishioners, the community was able to
come together to achieve what seemed impossible. Much of
the work and materials were donated. Parishioners all gave
one day a month of labour. Stones, quarried from nearby
Chéticamp Island, were hauled across the frozen
harbour by horse-drawn sleds in the winter and lumber
was donated from the land of community members.

Father Fiset's wise direction not only contributed to the
construction of this glorious church, he also worked tirelessly
to improve the lives of the Acadian people of Chéticamp.
Father Fiset is entombed in St-Pierre as an eternal testament
of the community's love and gratitude.


Construite en 1893, l'église Saint-Pierre trône
majestueusement sur la communauté acadienne de
Chéticamp. Avec ses 212 pieds de longueur,
largeur et son clocher qui s'élève de 167 pieds,



l'église
Saint-Pierre est imposante. Son somptueux intérieur baroque
et son orgue Casavant d'origine en font l'une des églises les
plus magnifiquement décorées des Maritimes.
À l'époque de sa construction, Chéticamp était une paroisse
très pauvre. Sous la gouverne inspirée du Père Fiset et
appuyée par la dévotion de ses paroissiens, la collectivité a su
se regrouper pour accomplir ce qui semblait impossible. La
plupart de la main-d'ceuvre et des matériaux ont été donnés
gracieusement. Les paroissiens ont chacun donné une journée
de travail par mois. Extraites des carrières de l'ile de Chéticamp
à proximité, les pierres ont été transportées en hiver sur le havre
gelé au moyen de traineaux tirés par des chevaux, alors que le
bois d'oeuvre a été donné par les membres de la collectivité et
coupé sur leurs terres.
La sage direction du Père Fiset a non seulement contribué à
la construction de cette fabuleuse église, elle a aussi servi à
améliorer la vie des Acadiens et Acadiennes de Chéticamp.
La dépouille du Père Fiset repose dans l'église Saint-Pierre
comme témoignage éternel de l'amour et de la gratitude
la collectivité.
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HM NumberHM2L6L
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Placed ByRegion Chéticamp, Nova Scotia
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Date Added Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 651871 N 5164794
Decimal Degrees46.61951667, -61.01638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 37.171', W 61° 0.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 37' 10.26" N, 61° 0' 58.98" W
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