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Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer

Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer

Picture from The Legacy of James Cook, by Brian Harley.



In 1947, the Episcopal See of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. George's was transferred to Corner Brook. Rev Michael O'Reilly was the Bishop of St. George's at that time. He had Previously served with distinction for several years as a priest at Lourdes in the Port au Port Peninsula. Soon after his arrival in Corner Brook he formed a committee to organize the raising of funds and the design of the new cathedral Sufficient funding was eventually collected and a group of architects from Boston designed the cathedral which resulted in a modern design with a layout based on the shape of a cross and contained many features based on the Catholic religion and history. The Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer was opened September 9 1956.

Taken from: The Legacy of James Cook by Brain Harley


Contributed by: Marlene Companion

Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

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