Ambulatory Chapels

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The beautifully decorated Chapels surrounding the Sanctuary were built before the Second Vatican Council, at a time when each Priest would celebrate daily Mass on an individual basis. Above all the Chapels is a large mosaic illustrating the history of the Eucharist in the Church. This mosaic extends around the Sanctuary as a crown above the ten Chapels. Each Chapel is dedicated to a different Saint that has made a significant contribution in the Church.


  • Saint Alphonsus, founder of the Congregation of the Redemptorists
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, whose devotion is entrusted to the Redemptorists
  • Saint Patrick, in honour of the numerous Irish pilgrims
  • Saint Joseph, the son-in-law of Saint Anne
  • Saint Benedict, a spiritual leader, founder of the Benedictines, the origin of all religious congregations
  • Saint John Baptist de la Salle, educator and founder of Christian schools
  • Saint Joachim, husband of Saint Anne
  • Saint John the Baptist, patron of French Canadians
  • Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Chapel of the Reserve Tabernacle
  • Saint Gerard Majella, Redemptorist brother, a remarkable Saint