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The Holy Door

Posted 2016, January 11 - 10:29am

Open until November 20th, 2016

What is a Holy Door? Come and discover it with our Holy Package.

As part of the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec, to build a Holy Door in the Basilica-Cathedral is an exceptional privilege authorized by the Holy See to the first Catholic parish in North America, north of Mexico. This door is a symbol of communion with the universal Church.

The Holy Door is first of all a real door, pierced in the wall of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart on the north side of the Basilica Notre-Dame de Québec.

A Holy Door is a symbol of oneness with the Universal Church. It is also a symbol of convocation, an invitation to persons of good will to enter, whatever their religious denominations. It is a visual symbol of internal renewal, which begins with the willing desire to make peace with God, reconcile with your neighbors, restore in yourself everything that has been damaged in the past, and reshape your heart through conversion.

The Holy Door serves to remind today’s pilgrims of all those who came before us to bring the Catholic faith from France to “New France.” May it serve as a visible sign of faith for future generations.

Holy Door opening hours

In 2015 and 2016, the Holy Door is open from 8:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. until September 1, 2016, and from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. from September 2 to November 20, 2016. On November 20, 2016, the Holy Door will be closed and sealed. It will become an object of devotion for pilgrims and will open again only during Holy Years, about every 25 years.


There is no charge for passing through the Holy Door. However, offerings will be gratefully accepted for the upkeep of the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral and its art and religious heritage.


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Our hotel located in Downtown Quebec City and near Old Quebec City. Aux Deux Lions Inn is located from 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from Quebec City Convention Center, the fortified walls of Old Quebec, the Château Frontenac (the most prestigious and beloved hotel in Quebec City) and the Plains of Abraham.

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25 Bld René-Lévesque Est
Quebec city (Qc) - Canada
G1R 2A9
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