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The Shrine Blog

Gain insight into Martyrs' Shrine through interviews, videos and more.

  • Thanksgiving at Martyrs’ Shrine

    Thanksgiving Food Drive Weekends from September 16 - October 9, 2023 The season of Thanksgiving is upon us, and we would like take a moment and give thanks to our […]

  • Shrine Bulletin Archives

    Below is a list of past issues of the weekly Shrine Bulletin. The Shrine Bulletin is published and posted in the Shrine Church and Visitor Office every Sunday which includes […]

  • Martyrs’ Shrine 2023 Gala

    Gala Night: Caring for our Blessed Mother We invite you to join us for our 8th Annual Gala Night, an elegant evening celebrating Our Lady and transporting you to the […]

  • Summer Concert Series

      A Journey Through Music Join The Narrows Ensemble on a journey of exploration with the music of Wolfgang Mozart and Sir Ernest MacMillan, Gordon Jacob, Maurice Ravel and Johannes […]

  • Vendor Applications

    Food and Merchandise Vendors Martyrs' Shrine hosts nearly 100 events annually that can attract upwards of 10,000 participants per day. Most of our events come in the form of pilgrimages, […]

  • Protected: Virtual Retreat: Let Joy Bubble Up

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  • Shrine Message Archives

    Below is a list of past issues of the bi-annual Shrine Message. The Shrine Message is published in February and September of each year and is mailed to all active […]

  • The Pilgrim Route

    Walking Route Through the collaborative efforts of the Martyrs’ Shrine, Georgian Bay Trails and Simcoe County Trails, a permanent Pilgrim Route has been established to the Martyrs’ Shrine. While the […]

  • Visiting Clergy

    Notice for Priests Visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate with us in the Church of St. Joseph. Priests may also celebrate individually, or with a group, by advance reservation, and […]

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

    What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation? The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also commonly called the Sacrament of Penance or Confession, is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church (known […]