Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church
Text: Paul Labonne
Translation: Nathalie Senecal

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For this church, in Montréal's North-end neighbourhood of Villeray, Guido Nincheri created a series of decorative elements which ranged from the stained glass windows for the choir, transepts and nave, to the painted organic motifs on the ceiling of the vault and along the transepts. He also painted a Madonna and Child holding a crown of roses, surrounded by a choir of angels (probably oil on canvas marouflage).

The church's large and smaller windows are all Nincheri's work, with the exception of a single window in the jubé representing the crowning of the Virgin. This piece, which dates from 1951, is the work of Nincheri's Italian compatriot, Vincenzo Poggi.

In Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Nincheri's stained glass windows represent a range of Biblical subjects, including the Litanies of the Virgin (abside and transepts), the Mysteries of the Rosary (nave), the Victory of the Christians at Lepanto (rose window, right transept), and the preaching of St. Dominic (1170-1221) against the Heresies of the Albigenses (rose window, left transept). All were made between 1930 and 1945.