• Fr. Alex Kirsten, SJ

    Dear friends of Martyrs’ Shrine,   It is with sadness that we share the news that Fr. Alex Kirsten, SJ passed away on Wednesday, January 17th. Fr. Alex was the Director of Martyrs’ Shrine from 2004 until 2011. Please join us in praying for the repose of his soul and the mourning of his family […]

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  • Advent with Jean de Brébeuf Week IV

    “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most high will overshadow you… For nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” -The Gospel of Luke 1: 35, 38, The Fourth Sunday of […]

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  • Advent with Jean de Brébeuf Week III

    A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light. -The Gospel of John 1:6-8, The Third Sunday in Advent, 2017 “As I prepared to meditate on the perfections […]

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  • Advent with Jean de Brébeuf Week II

    “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” John the […]

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  • Over $30,000 raised for washroom renovation at Martyrs’ Shrine

    MIDLAND (27 September 2017) – Over 200 community members attended the 4th annual Tiawenk Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday. Together, those in attendance raised $30,820.46 from ticket sales, silent auction sales, live auction sales, and personal donations. More than 80 local businesses contributed to the dinner by either sponsoring the event or by donating […]

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  • HIRING: BOOKINGS/PILGRIM SERVICES CLERK

    HIRING: BOOKINGS/PILGRIM SERVICES CLERK Martyrs’ Shrine is currently recruiting a full-time Bookings/Customer Service Clerk – Agent de réservations/service à la clientèle Department: Marketing & Communications Reports to: Manager, Marketing & Communications Status: 18-month contract with possibility of renewal / Fulltime (37.5 hrs) / Hourly ($16.00) As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, the ideal candidate provides […]

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  • Media Advisory: Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage

    Canoe Pilgrimage to launch in Midland on July 21   43 Queen’s Park Cres. E. Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 tel. 647.850.5411 canoe.pilgrimage@jesuits.net Media Advisory Young people leave Midland July 21 to paddle hundreds of kilometres, working toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples Toronto, ON, July 18, 2017 — More than 30 people, comprised of Indigenous, Jesuit, […]

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  • Opening Day 2017

    Over 200 people gather for Opening Day Mass Martyrs’ Shrine opened Saturday, May 06 2017 with an Opening Day Mass at 12:00 noon. Approximately 208 people gathered to celebrate the beginning of a new season at Martyrs’ Shrine. Attendees gather in the St. Ignatius Chapel to witness the placement of the Blessed Sacrament Those present […]

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  • An outpouring of generosity at Martyrs’ Shrine’s fundraising dinner and auction

    An outpouring of generosity at Martyrs’ Shrine’s fundraising dinner and auction MIDLAND (18 October 2016) – One hundred and fifty generous community members attended the 3rd annual Tiawenk fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday September 24th 2016. Together, with the support of the Organizing Committee, the attendees, sponsors, and community, donors raised $45,814, surpassing this […]

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  • GC36 Portraits of delegates

    Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal: The New General of the Jesuits

    Fr. Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 12, 1948. He entered the Society of Jesus in September 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1977. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University Andrés Bello in Caracas, a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and a […]

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