Restoration Project

In a race against time to save the wall murals painted by Ozias Leduc in 1902, the restoration of the Cathedral paintings began in 2012. They are considered to be a national treasure, and have been mostly covered up since the first renovation of the Cathedral in 1937. Leduc's murals have been covered by seven layers of paint and two of plaster. Since 2012, anonymous donations have allowed us to restore seven saints in the naive, and the two angels over the sanctuary`s arches. This summer, Michelle Gallinger and her team are working on four more saints.

To contribute to this project, please contact the Parish Office 
Or donate to the St. Ninian Parish Foundation here

To learn more about the Restoration Project, please read the following articles:

Catholic Register (November 14, 2020)
CBC News (October 26, 2020)
CBC News (November 2, 2020)
CTV News (August 1, 2018)
CTV News (September 3, 2020)
Salt Wire (July 16, 2020)

Angels & Tigh Dhe

The restoration of the angels and "Tigh Dhe" (Gaelic for House of God) were completed in the summer of 2020. 
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger, Brittany Houghton, Winnie Daley

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia was the first piece to be restored, in 2015.
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger and Anne Sinclair.

Saint John the Baptist

S. John the Baptist was completed in 2017.

Saint Matthew

The restoration of Saint Matthew was completed in 2017.
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger, Brittany Houghton, and Christina McLean

Saint Bartolomew

S. Bartolomew was completed in 2018. 
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger, Brittany Houghton, and Aimee Hawker

Saint Philip

Saint Philip was completed in 2018. 
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger and Aimee Hawker

Saint Peter

Saint Peter was completed in the summer of 2020.
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger, Brittany Houghton, and Winnie Daley

Saint Mathias

Saint Mathias was completed in 2020.
Restorers: Michelle Gallinger, Brittany Houghton, and Winnie Daley