Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet


Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet
Diocese of Nicolet
Dioecesis Nicoletanus

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral
Location
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Quebec
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 July 1885
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop André Gazaille
Website
catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dnico.html

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet (Latin: Dioecesis Nicoletanus) (erected 10 July 1885) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The seat of the bishop (or "ordinary") is the Cathedral of St. Jean-Baptiste, a spectacular building opened in 1963, which seats 1,200 worshippers and features extensive stained glass as well as other artwork by a number of local artists. The present building is the fifth cathedral, successor to four previous buildings that fell victim to various physical disasters: two collapses, a fire, and damage from the Nicolet landslide of 1955. A frieze of stained glass in the apse shows characters from the Bible and from the history of the Christian church, including a portrait of Bishop Martin, who was responsible for construction of the new building.

Ordinaries

  • Elphège Gravel (1885 – 1904)
  • Joseph-Simon-Herman Brunault (1904 – 1937)
  • Albini Lafortune (1938 – 1950)
  • Joseph Albertus Martin (1950 – 1989)
  • Raymond Saint-Gelais (1989 – 2011)
  • André Gazaille (2011 – present)

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