Thursday, December 25, 2014

St. Raphaels ruins

We traveled to Glengarry, Ontario to see St. Raphaels ruins!

Built in 1821, the church of St. Raphael's was one of the earliest Roman Catholic churches in Canada. Consumed by a fire in 1970, the church was completely gutted. However, the walls remained standing. Since 1999, this site has been declared a National Historic site.
Here we are inside the St. Raphael's Ruins! To the left you can see the bell that survived the 1970 fire, although half melted, it now sits on display. It was very cool to see these beautiful ruins; a wonderful part of Canada's history!

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