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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.

 

Invitation for Communal Anointing of the Sick

 

What’s New: Recent News & Announcements

30th Annual Rosary Sunday at Martyrs' ShrineJoin us for the 30th Annual Rosary Sunday celebration at the Martyrs' Shrine on September 21st. Mass will be celebrated by Thomas Cardinal Collins at 12:00 noon.
Land Purchase Protects Martyrs’ Shrine & Sainte-Marie among the HuronsThe threat of a waste recycling site next to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Martyrs' Shrine has been averted. Thank you to the community for their support in resolving this issue. Read the full press release here.
Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of St. John Paul II's VisitOn September 6th, join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saint John Paul II's visit to Martyrs' Shrine and his canonization. Another saint has walked these grounds!
In Memory of Rev. Michael J. O'Donnell, S.J.We are saddened by the sudden death of Father Michael O'Donnell. He was a member of the Shrine staff from 2011 to 2013. We pray in gratitude for his many years of service to the People of God. May he rest in eternal peace.
Communal Anointing of the SickJoin us Thursday, August 21st for the Communal Anointing of the Sick. Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm.
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!


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