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The Shrine Blog

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

  • 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 […]

  • Annual Novenas at Martyrs’ Shrine

    What is a Novena? A novena (from Latin: novem, "nine") is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days […]

  • Father Michael Says Farewell

    MIDLAND, ON (15 February 2023) – Martyrs' Shrine announces the scheduled departure of its current director and Jesuit Superior, Father Michael Knox later this year. The 2023 season will mark […]

  • Lenten Missions 2023

    MIDLAND, ON (1 February 2023) – Martyrs' Shrine announces plans of their 2023 Lenten Missions offered to parish communities in the Archdioceses of Toronto, Hamilton and Peterborough. Let the lives […]

  • Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ

    MIDLAND, ON (28 January 2023) – Martyrs' Shrine announces a new three-day retreat open to the general public over Palm Sunday Weekend (March 31-April 2, 2023). Let the lives of […]