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!
Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine Mission
The Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine invigorates pilgrims through the story of the Martyrs and their companions, who lived the mission of Jesus Christ.
Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine Vision
At the Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine pilgrims of all faiths and cultures will be renewed in faith, hope and love, and inspired to continue the mission of this sacred place where saints walked.
Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine Values
Peace . Justice . Healing . Prayer . Pilgrimage . Contemplation . Solidarity . Thanksgiving . Reconciliation . Hospitality . Leadership
On Saturday May 2, 2015, we invite you to join us as we begin our 89th season of welcoming pilgrims to Martyrs’ Shrine.
Our Opening Day Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon.
We look forward to welcoming you to our “House of Prayer Home of Peace”