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  • Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing

    On the evening of November 21st, 2015 the 85ft spruce tree at Martyrs’ Shrine was lit up for the 2015 Christmas Season! Over 100 local residents and visitors came to the Shrine during this evening event. As a light snow fell, the largest Christmas tree in Simcoe County was illuminated. The

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  • New Director for Martyrs’ Shrine: Fr. Michael Knox, S.J.

    Fr. Michael Knox, S.J. is a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), born in the City of Québec, and raised in Toronto.  After entering the order in 1997, he completed a four-year honours bachelor’s degree in history at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, followed by a

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  • Martyrs’ Shrine Christmas Tree Lighting & Blessing

    Christmas Tree Lighting & Blessing at Martyrs’ Shrine The Martyrs’ Shrine invites local residents and visitors to kick off the Christmas season by attending their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing on Saturday, November 21st. This event is free to attend. Between 6:00pm and 7:30pm, friends, family and pilgrims are

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