Did you know the cathedral cornerstone contains a coin honouring the day when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) visited Moncton in 1939? 

The cathedral’s works of art make very numerous references to the sea. The artisans were instructed to create works that honored the trades of the fishing industry, which is very important in the region.

Agriculture is very important in the region. Many references to the trades of this industry can be found in the cathedral’s architectural details.

The cathedral nave’s spectacular stained glass windows are entirely dedicated to feminine biblical figures. Here, the window on the left represents the mother of the Maccabees (jewish family form Judea), martyr of the Maccabean revolt against Greek domination.

Before the construction of today's Notre-Dame de l'Assomption cathedral in Moncton, a modest crypt-church occupied the same lot from 1914 to 1939, on the corner of St George and Lutz. Despite its humble appearance, this church became the cathedral of the brand new archdiocese in Moncton in 1936. No other catholic church in New-Brunswick had a higher rank.