The Musée culturel du Mont-Carmel has an extensive collection of religious artifacts from the former parish of Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel as well as many items from other churches throughout the region, including the province of Québec.
When the former church was donated in 1984 its entire contents were also donated – a rare occurrence when churches are decommissioned. Items include altar cloths, banners, lace work, vestments, child’s altar, sepulcher, collection of grave stones, a charcoal burner used to heat the priest in front of the altar while he said mass, host makers, braided palm leaves, statuettes, devotional bullets (a small statue of Saint Anne contained in a bullet case for soldiers in WWI), rosaries, religious medals, scapulars, candlesticks (altar and processional), crucifixes, stations of the cross, nativity scenes, reed organs, altar implements, processional crosses, coffin, coffin holders, coffin used for anniversary funerary masses, incensors, altars, and sanctuary lamps. Read more about the museum’s original statuary.
We are pleased to feature a selection from our collection. Provenance, and a precise or approximate date for artifacts will be included only if known.