I was visiting friends and family in Quebec City last weekend. While walking through the old city with my friend and her son who was acting as our tour guide, he suggested we have a look at the Holy Door on the north side of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec. “A door!” I said excitedly. So I explained to them the Norm’s 2.0 Thursday Doors challenge.

Well you don’t have to be an observant Christian to appreciate the beauty of this door made of massive bronze. It was gifted by the Vatican to  the Cathedral-Basilica Notre-Dame de Quebec  in 2013 to coincide with celebrations of the church’s 350th anniversary. The Basilica is the  oldest church in North America. This Holy Door is the only one that exist outside of Europe.

You can read more about it here and here.

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16 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: The Holy Door

  1. Hm, to have a door gifted from the Vatican is pretty special! Do you happen to know what the special relationship was (at that time?) Beautiful! Have a great weekend!

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    • It was for the basilica 350th anniversary. It is pieced through the wall of the basilica and represent a symbol “of oneness with the Universal Church. It is also a symbol of convocation, an invitation to persons of good will to enter, whatever their religious denominations. It is a visual symbol of internal renewal, which begins with the willing desire to make peace with God, reconcile with your neighbors, restore in yourself everything that has been damaged in the past, and reshape your heart through conversion.” It is open for one year at a time, therefore will be shut down on Nov. 20th of this year and will not be reopen for another 25 years unless the Pope himself decide otherwise. Thanks for stopping by.

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