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Our Mission....

"to preserve and enhance the works of our parish founders, especially our cathedral and its associated structures, and to promote Catholic faith life in our parish.

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About Saint Ninian

Our parish's namesake was the first apostle of Christianity in Scotland. He was born in Cumbria of Christian parents c. 360 and was educated in Rome. He became a priest and was ordained a bishop, probably by Pope Siricius, after which he was sent to evangelize Scotland.

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Come inside our cathedral

Just click on the doors to take a look inside the cathedral - at some of the interior artwork and the state of current restoration work

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Ozias Leduc

Born in Quebec in 1864, Ozias Leduc was the main artist of the interior of Saint Ninian Cathedral, working in Antigonish from 1899 to 1903

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Ways to Give

Along with the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page, there are many other ways you can make a contribution to the foundation........

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How your contributions are being used......

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At present the foundation is supporting and funding the restoration of the interior finishes of the cathedral, including the images of the saints that surround the nave and the stations of the cross by noted Quebec artist, Ozias Leduc.

Over the years since these works were created successive changes were made to the interior which impacted the artworks. The goal is to restore the paintings to their original state where possible and protect them from future deterioration..

It is a painstaking process that requires months to completely restore one image. For more detail on the restoration process, click the link below

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Visiting Saint Ninian Cathedral......

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Exit the Trans-Canada Highway at Exit 32 and follow signs towards town. Cross the old #4 highway straight at the lights and continue along West Street (the campus of Saint Francis Xavier University will be on your right). At the Y in the road, continue right (St. Ninian Street) and the cathedral will be on your right, just past the Schwartz School of Business. First driveway past the cathedral leads to parking areas.