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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.


Thank you for joining us in celebration of the Feast of the Canadian Martyrs

Feast Day Mass Collection


What’s New: Recent News & Announcements

Feast of the Canadian MartyrsFriday, September 26th is the Feast of the Canadian Martyrs. Join us in prayer to the Holy Martyrs. Also, enjoy a video tribute to the Martyrs, captured at Martyrs' Shrine and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons.
Support Our New Water SystemAn update on the estimated cost and the current funds raised to upgrade our entire 88 year-old water system. We appeal to your generosity to assist us in completing this essential undertaking. We thank you for your support and ask for your continued prayers.
Beginning of School Year BlessingJoin us for a special blessing of this school year. With another year of education & work beginning, we invite you to join us in prayer after each Mass on September 13th & 14th.
Joseph Boyden Visits Midland for Two Very Special EventsOn Saturday, September 27th, there will be two community events featuring Joseph Boyden, the award winning Canadian author. At 2:00 pm, he'll be a guest on A Day in the Life at the Midland Cultural Centre and at 6:00 p.m., the Martyrs’ Shrine will host Joseph Boyden on the Three Voices of The Orenda.
Tiawenk DinnerJoin us for the first annual Tiawenk Dinner on Friday, September 26th. All proceeds going to support the Ministry of the Martyrs’ Shrine. Enjoy an evening of good food, good company, an exciting live auction and much more!
Feast of the Canadian Martyrs MassJoin us for our annual Feast of the Canadian Martyrs Mass on Saturday, September 27th at 12:00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you for this celebration, honouring the lives, mission, and martyrdom of the Holy Martyrs.
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.
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.