Richard Chartrand is the third generation of his family to be
involved in the design and execution of church furnishings. His
grandfather, Michel Chartrand, founded the firm of Librairie
Saint-Michel, Inc., in Boston in 1910. The firm grew over the
years from its beginnings specializing in French religious
books. In time, the company represented the finest European
craftsmen working in the ecclesiastical fields. In 1962, under the
direction of Michel's son, Jules, the name was changed to Saint
Michel Liturgical Arts, Inc. to more closely reflect the nature
of their business. For
over forty years, Richard has created works in marble, wood, bronze, mosaic and
stained glass for churches throughout the United States. Now, at
Chartrand Design, he
specializes in these crafts that built his
family's reputation over one-hundred years for the finest
quality for worship.
Click here for Statuary of
Paul II and Saint John XXII - Both were declared saints at St. Peter's
Basilica on April 27, 2014.
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for a listing of churches representing just a few of the
projects that have involved the talents of the Chartrand
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Click on the links above to see the scope of our work in stained glass,
statuary, Venetian mosaic, ecclesiastical metalware, or some treasure for your
We are always happy to
work with your architect or decorator. Consult us for caring, expert service for your next church,
home, or institutional
project. There is no obligation for your inquiry.
Click here to see a special crucifix in the
style of Cimabue from Santa Croce in Florence...
Click here to see appointments for Bishops -
carved coats of arms, croziers, pectoral crosses, and episcopal rings...
Click here to see our page of
Gospel Book Covers..