• Praying With St. Ignatius

    Praying With St. Ignatius Workshop Praying With St. Ignatius Offered: August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 8:00pm. Please join Fr. John Kennedy, SJ for a one-hour workshop following the 7:30pm Holy Mass in the Filion Centre (basement of the Shrine Church). Fr. John will cover themes of prayer, contemplation, discernment, leadership and caring for others. This workshop is an interactive course on Introduction to Ignatian spirituality. Fr. John will build on from what you already know about prayer and help to guide your own personal relationship with God. Through this workshop you will cover the following topics: The world view of St Ignatius of Loyola Knowing the methods of prayer The working of the mind and thoughts in relation to prayer Understanding the distractions during prayer Hate or strong dislike related to prayer How prayer helps in making choices in daily life How to find God and live with spiritual freedom How to be effective in living a daily life with the presence of God How to enjoy the consolation of God and face sufferings in life Knowing the positive side-effects of prayer Space is limited. Please RSVP by contacting our office at info@martyrs-shrine.com or call 705-526-3788


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  • National Shrine Reopens Doors in 2022

    MIDLAND, ON (1 April 2022) – After nearly two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martyrs’ Shrine will be reopening to the public on May 7, 2022. The…


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  • Shrine Season Impacted by COVID-19

    Tay, On (16 April 2020) – Due to the limitations on public gatherings currently legislated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martyrs’ Shrine will not proceed with opening on…


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  • Friendship Gardens at Martyrs’ Shrine

    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…


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  • Over $30,000 raised for Renovations 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,…


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  • 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…


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  • Martyrs’ Shrine Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    MIDLAND (June-3-16) – Martyrs’ Shrine proudly announces receiving a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality…


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  • Holy Door officially opens at Martyrs’ Shrine

    MIDLAND (May 07, 2016) – The Martyrs’ Shrine has officially opened their Holy Door for the 2016 season. Following their Opening Day Celebration, local dignitaries, mayors and members of…


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  • Martyrs’ Shrine Receives Celebrate Ontario Funding For First Light

    MIDLAND (April 21, 2016) – Martyrs’ Shrine has received a Celebrate Ontario grant of $17,269 from the province of Ontario to expand programming for Sainte-Marie among the Hurons’ First…


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  • New Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Shrine

    MIDLAND (Ontario) – The Martyrs’ Shrine has hired Allex Laurin to fill the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Local to the area, Allex joins us with a diversified…


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