Beatification of the Canadian Martyrs

Image of the beatification Mass being held at Sainte-Marie overlooking the Wye Marsh.

On June 21, 1925 the Canadian Martyrs were beatified (declared blessed and worthy of public worship) in Rome by Pope Pius XI.

On that day a monument was unveiled at Sainte-Marie. 6,000 people were present that day at Sainte-Marie for the ceremony and an open-air Mass on a covered platform. The Mass was conducted by Archbishop MacNeil of Toronto.

Left to right, Priests (without hats) are Reverends W. H. Hingston, S.J., later Jesuit Provincial, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cline and Rev. John Burke C.S.P.. On right of monument, Rev. J. Cadot, S.J. a veteran Indian missionary chats with Rev. J. M. Filion, S.J. and the Jesuit Provincial , Rev. James M. Kilroy, S.J..

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