• Glorify your mother and your father

    As the only begotten Son of God Christ Jesus would have obeyed in full the commandments of God, such as that in the heading of this article. Not satisfied with giving glory to God, His father, humbly He submitted Himself to His holy mother (as well as the man acting on earth the part of […]

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  • Director’s Message

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I offer you are heartfelt welcome to Martyrs’ Shrine as we begin a new season! This past autumn and winter has been filled with exciting events including: our continued partnership with Sainte- Marie among the Hurons in First Light, winter school retreats, and Parish Lenten Missions – led by […]

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  • 2018 Novena Prayers to the Canadian Martyrs

    DAY 1 – Friday, September 21, 2018 St. Jean de Lalande- Saint for the Youth, ora pro nobis. St. Jean de Lalande was what was called a donné, a layman who pledged to serve the Jesuit community, similar to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps of today. He was a young man of 19, when he asked […]

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  • 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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