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The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. The Shrine honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago, celebrating the significant contributions they made to the introduction of Christianity into aboriginal culture as well as the founding of the Province of Ontario and the nation of Canada.

This historic and holy site includes the famous Shrine Church, the Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre, and 75 pleasantly landscaped acres which invite you into prayer and tranquility. Within the Church are the relics of the Martyrs St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Charles Garnier, while the grounds are home to beautiful walkways, monuments, and altars.

The Martyrs’ Shrine welcomes over a hundred thousand people every year and continues to spread the word, history, and values of the Jesuits’ Mission. Offering insightful tours, engaging activities, and enjoyable pilgrimages, it is no wonder why the Martyrs’ Shrine is world-renowned!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Martyrs’ Shrine is to preserve an oasis of peace, reconciliation, healing and spiritual renewal that welcomes people of all faiths and cultures.


Memorial Mass at Caraghouha Invitation


What’s New: Recent News & Announcements

Rosary Candlelight ProcessionWe invite you to join us for the annual Rosary Candlelight Procession at Martyrs' Shrine. May we unite through prayer and the Light of Christ.
Memorial Mass at CaraghouhaJoin us Thursday, August 7th for a 3:00pm Mass at Caraghouha, commemorating the first Catholic Mass in Ontario in 1615.
Feast of St. Ignatius of LoyolaJoin us in celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. Enjoy our many planned activities, including a 10:00am Welcome & Opening Reflection, 10:30am Mass and 4km Walking Pilgrimage to St. Ignace.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Outdoor Rosary ProcessionJoin us Wednesday, July 16th for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Outdoor Rosary Procession. The procession begins at 7:00 pm and is followed by our 7:30 pm Mass. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Canada DayCelebrate Canada's Birthday at Martyrs' Shrine! Join us for Mass, special activities, free Canada Day souvenirs & family fun!
Grand Opening of Permanent Pilgrimage Route to the ShrineThank you for joining us in celebration of the Opening of the Pilgrim Route to the Shrine. Learn more about the new "Canadian Camino to the Martyrs' Shrine"
Greening of the Shrine Update: Solar Panel SystemWe are pleased to announce the completion of our latest greening project at Martyrs' Shrine. We have now powered up a 10-kilowatt solar panel system as of Monday, June 9th, 2014.
Father's Day BlessingJoin us for a very special blessing for all Fathers at our upcoming Sunday Masses.
Blessing of Boats & WaterwaysThank you to all the boaters and members of the community who came out to join us in celebrating the Annual Blessing of Boats & Waterways.
2nd Annual Commodore's DinnerThank you for supporting the Annual Commodore's Dinner. It was an excellent night, filled with incredible food & company. May God bless your generosity and support of the Shrine.