Agriculture is very important in the region. Many references to the trades of this industry can be found in the cathedral’s architectural details.
Interesting fact: Mgr Arthur Melanson, the first archbishop of Moncton - the very same who spearheaded the efforts to build the cathedral - made a significant contribution to the advancement of agriculture in the region. He was in favor of a more learned and efficient approach to agriculture in Acadie. Thus, he wrote to the heads of Saint-Joseph University and suggested that a school of agriculture be created. Mgr Melanson even wrote the foundations of the program himself and, with the help of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier (also known as « la Patente »), he found ways to fund it. Mgr Melanson considered the inauguration of this school of agriculture as his most significant contribution.