Notre-Dame Abbey tabernacle

St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

Completed: 2010


This heavy bronze tabernacle was commissioned for the chapel of a new Cistercian monastery; the final design was influenced by conversations with the monastic community.

The tabernacle sits in a niche on one side of the chapel, but compound curves allow the polished face to be seen (reflecting daylight) everywhere in the chapel.
The front is hammered and polished; the rest of the tabernacle has a turquoise patina. The interior is constructed of cherry wood and it is accessed by a door in the rear of the tabernacle.

Project Team:

Community of Val Notre-Dame Abbey
Design - Robert Macdonnell
Fabrication - Adrian Karaguesian, Atelier Plantagenet