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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (La Broquerie, RM of La Broquerie)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church, built in 1898 and dedicated in 1901, is a dominant feature in La Broquerie. Construction was carried out by volunteers from the parish and was supervised by the local priest, Father Alexandre Giroux. It is a municipally designated historic site. Some restoration of the building was done as part of the Manitoba Prairie Icons Project.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1998-2011

Albert “Bert” Frechette (1934-2021)

Photos & Coordinates

St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church

St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church

Interior of St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church (March 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church

Interior of St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church (March 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.52512, W96.51018
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project

Sources:

St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church, 107 rue Principale, La Broquerie, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Obituary [Albert Frechette], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 February 2021.

St Joachim Roman Catholic Cemetery - La Broquerie MB, Waymarking.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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