Mélanie Grondin

Friday, 20 January 2017 11:32

Saint-Léon-de Westmount

“The Most Beautiful Church in North America”

That’s what Father Oscar Gauthier (1873–1964) wanted when he started, in 1928, the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount decoration project.[1] Father Gauthier, priest at the church from 1920 to 1951, had lived in Rome for a few years and was impressed by the art he found there. He too wanted a beautiful Italian church, a church decorated in the Renaissance style. Which is why he hired Nincheri.