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Notre-Dame Church in Montreal was very beautiful. Following is a the history of the church.

The first Notre Dame Church was begun in 1672 by the Sulpician Order of Montreal. While the first church served a vital role in Montreal's Catholic community for many years, a growing population dictated that the church be expanded and enlarged several times throughout Montreal's history. By 1824, however, work was begun on the present day basilica under New York-based Irish architect James O'Donnell and the second Notre Dame church was completed in 1829 as one of the most sophisticated and beautiful examples of Neo-Gothic architectural style in all of Montreal. It is even rumoured that O'Donnell converted to Catholicism on his deathbed in order to be buried beneath the spectacular church that he so dearly loved. An enormous church with room for thousands of worshippers, the huge interior was judged to be inappropriate for wedding ceremonies, prompting the construction of the Chapelle du Sacre Coeur at the rear of the building in 1888. Known as the Wedding Chapel, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart has been the site of countless marriage ceremonies over the years.

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