Mall chapels at the centre of it all
The Centre Dieu is in a Quebec City mall, but not of it.
It’s a peaceful refuge, a small chapel, just around a corner and a million spiritual miles away from the constant din of the food court and 260 stores with goods to hawk.
The chapel was the brainchild of the Laurier Quebec mall developer, the Delrano Group of Paul Racine, François Nolin and Amédée Demers Jr. 50 years ago.
Place Laurier, as the mall was then known, was Quebec’s first covered mall and one of the largest indoor malls in the world. It opened in 1961 with 50 stores, but by