Stella Maris – Roman Catholic Church – by William & Helen O’Shea


Twenty-five years ago the Roman Catholic community in Louisbourg celebrated the completion of its newest church. Bishop William E. Power blessed Stella Maris on January 28, 1968. The event was a new beginning for the community. It was also another phase in the over two hundred and fifty years of Roman Catholic history in Louisbourg. 

Written by William and Helen O’Shea and published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society on October 12th, 1993.

Free digital download available here (with full permission of writers):

–NOTE– This books was co-written by Willam O’Shea’s wife, Helen O’Shea.

The writer:

William A. O’Shea was a researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. Until his passing on October 14th, 2019, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault, Ontario. 

Willam A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea) – historian, writer, researcher.

This site is maintained by Kevin O’Shea (son of Bill O’Shea).

Contact Kevin (email):

Twitter: @madformaple


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