Martyrs' Shrine is more than just a beautiful old building. It is a place of worship, a place to meet, a sanctuary, a haven, a celebration, a place of joy and occasionally sadness, but most of all it is alive with the people who make the Shrine what it is today.
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Our ministry is comprised of a talented group people from various background working to achieve the common goal of servicing our faith community at Martyrs' Shrine.
About the Martyrs
Learn about the origins of these early Jesuit missionaries, the factors that led them to this site centuries ago, and why we honour them today at Martyrs' Shrine.
Our liturgy is steeped in ritual, text and the spoken word. Each step of the service is aimed at strengthening our bonds with the divine and deepen our spiritual lives.
Martyrs' Shrine is holy and historic place of worship and pilgrimage, continuing a nearly 400 year story of love and discovery with St. Jean de Brébeuf and his companions.
Our parks and gardens provide opportunities for you to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Feel the stressors of life pull away from you in this picturesque and holy landscape.
At the heart of Martyrs' Shrine sits the Church of St. Joseph, the unique religious and cultural centrepiece of our site that embodies a fusion of European and Indigenous design.
"Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the faith: it means witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness to Christ who died and rose, to whom he is united by charity." - St. Ignatius of Antioch