Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years


Historic Sites of Manitoba: Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Camperville, RM of Mountain)

Here, along the west shore of Lake Winnipegosis in the Rural Municipality of Mountain, the Catholic Oblates of Mary Immaculate undertook mission work with Aboriginal and Métis groups. The Oblates provided education at a large residential school. In 1910, the congregation began construction of a church, completing the work in 1912. Our Lady of Seven Sorrows probably was designed by one of the Oblate Fathers, Reverend St. Germain. In 1930, fire destroyed its interior but the congregation rebuilt. In 1991, the church became a provincially-designated historic site.

A monument commemorating the Pine Creek Residential School was erected next to the church.

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (August 2005)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (June 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

Interior of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic cemetery

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic cemetery (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Pine Creek Residential School commemorative monument

Pine Creek Residential School commemorative monument (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.00388, W100.15166
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine Creek Indian Residential School / Camperville Indian Residential School (Pine Creek First Nation)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Father Darveau Monument (Camperville, RM of Mountain)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank David Butterfield for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.