This bas-relief produced by Jean Jacquiés dit Leblond was intended for the first church of Yamachiche.

It depicts Saint Simon and is combined with the bas-relief depicting Saint Joseph.

Simon is one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. Simon is known as the Canaanite because he is a native of the city of Cana, where Jesus of Nazareth performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding—perhaps even the wedding of Simon himself.

Simon supposedly evangelized the Egyptians and the Berbers, also travelling to Persia.

He is often depicted holding a saw as a reminder that he died as a martyr.

Musée Pierre-Boucher Collection
1977 275 S