• HOLY FAMILY PILGRIMAGE

    HOLY FAMILY PILGRIMAGE – SAT. 28TH JULY- 2018. Many years ago at the Shrine, the need was felt to have a Children’s program, especially for the ‘Home Schooled Families’. Three years ago, we had made such arrangements for this, unfortunately not a single person turned up, as the families had other such plans, presumably out […]

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  • A Seed Has to Die

    How St. Jean de Brébeuf became a living sacrifice of love. “Therefore, my beloved Jesus, from this day on, with the feeling of joy I am now experiencing, I offer you my body, my blood, and my life…” -St. Jean de Brébeuf (Jean de Brébeuf, Latourelle, Rene, SJ, Editions Fides, 1999, pg 176.) Ad majorem […]

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  • June 30 2018 – My Experience at Martyrs’ Shrine

    If I had to describe my experience of working and living at Martyrs’ Shrine in one word it would be blessed. I am a seminarian from St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto and have just completed my first of seven years of priestly formation. I am truly blessed to be here at the shrine for my […]

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  • June 16 2018

    For all of us with children and teenagers in our lives—whether our own, our grandchildren, our nieces, nephews, Godchildren, or students—this time of year when the days continue to grow longer cannot help but focus our attention on the imminent arrival of summer vacation. But even as we look ahead to the next season and […]

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  • June 23 2018 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    Ever since Martyrs’ Shrine was built to honor the eight Jesuit martyrs’ who gave their lives for the people of New France, thousands upon thousands of visitors, pilgrims and tourists have been awed by the serenity and therapeutic atmosphere in this place that has some sort of a healing power over them. Even though they […]

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  • Community organizations create Friendship Gardens at Martyrs’ Shrine

    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAY (10 June 2018) – In a new community partnership beautifying the national shrine, the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, townships of Tay and Tiny, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, have planted five permanent Friendship Gardens at Martyrs’ Shrine. Rev. Michael Knox, SJ, DPhil (Oxon), Director of Martyrs’ […]

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  • Take and Eat…. This is my Body

    June 2 Bulletin Today we as a church celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Throughout my life I can remember the long processions winding through the streets of my parish, stopping at set altars in front of parishioner’s homes. I can also remember […]

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  • Praying, then and now!

    May 26th Bulletin I can remember saying my prayers as a little girl; I would pray on my knees beside my bed just like the little girl in the picture plaque I had hanging on my wall that I received as a gift for my First Communion. It sounds peaceful and idealistic but I shared […]

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  • Spiritual Conversation

    May 12th Bulletin Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in English Canada recently visited the Jesuit Community at Martyrs’ Shrine. During his exhortation to the Jesuit Community members, he said that we all need to have spiritual conversation with the people we personally encounter at the Shrine. Further, he indicated that ‘spiritual […]

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  • Ash Wednesday, 2018

    Ash Wednesday, 2018   “Brothers and sisters: We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God… See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!” -2 Corinthians, 5:20, 6:2   “Even the child’s mother…told me that […]

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