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From China Town (Chinatown) Gauchetiere Street's main street (rue de la Gauchetiere) looking ahead to the west, you'll find a church on the opposite screamed "Chinese Catholic Church" characters - this is the Chinese Catholic Spirit Church - a church with a hundred years of history. It was called the Church of the Holy Spirit because of its patron is the Holy Spirit's sake.

The church has a rough experience. It was built in 1834, after changing hands several times, after several repairs, reportedly once destroyed by fire during the Second World War, the government has been requisitioned as a "jobless" The Office. Until 1987, the Catholic Church was only 华人堂 area with symbolic value of one Canadian dollar bought. Catholic Huaren Tang district purchased the old church after some repairs carried out. Also in 1989 invited three artists from mainland China will be an icon of a new painting inside the church.

Chinese Church Interier The new icon paintings inside the church is Chinese style icon painting, the so-called Chinese-style icons is to use traditional Chinese painting style and the Chinese people's image painted icons. The purpose of doing so is the spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, the Church localized spirit of the nation in the form of our art to praise God, and thus reveal the truth to the people with the image of the way: God is the God of the world's people God loves all people of the world, all the world's peoples have the grace of God. This is also the Catholic Church should actually be called "Catholic" (Catholic) reasons.

China Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit is Mengcheng Catholic parishioners held Huaren Tang district Eucharist and prayer place here every morning Mass held here, every Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, the faithful should be held here in the main May the Eucharist, every major church festivals celebration Mass will be held here. The faithful also frequent here praying the rosary, prayer bitter way, Eucharistic adoration and so on.

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(Google translation, please refer to Chinese version)