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The Shrine Blog

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

  • The Spiritual Exercises and Seminarians

    I’m at the Martyrs’ Shrine for the month of May. I feel privileged to be here. I’m a Jesuit based at La Storta Jesuit community in Pickering (which for many […]

  • Glorify to Parents and Caregivers

    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 […]

  • Commodore’s Dinner Donation

    We are pleased to announce the proceeds raised from the Second Annual Commodore’s Dinner. Parkbridge Marinas presented two generous donations of $7372.54 to the Martyrs’ Shrine and the Georgian Bay […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Centre for Mental […]

  • Take and Eat -This is my Body

    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 […]

  • Praying: Then and Now!

    I can remember saying my prayers as a little girl; I would pray on my knees beside my bed just like the little girl in the picture plaque I had […]

  • Spiritual Conversation

    Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in English Canada recently visited the Jesuit Community at Martyrs’ Shrine. During his exhortation to the Jesuit Community members, he said […]

  • 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, silent […]