The Secretariat of the Shrine is the link between pilgrims, group organizers, tour operators, benefactors and other departments at the Shrine.
What to do
At the doors of Old Quebec, the Côte-de-Beaupré reveals its rich landscapes alongside the St. Lawrence River, Montmorency Falls at Mont-Sainte-Anne, and on to Cap Tourmente.
Come live the Novena and the Feast Day of Saint Anne from July 17 to 26...
Paintings, mosaics, stained glass windows, stone and wooden sculptures reveal the extraordinary beauty and history of the Shrine, and the important role that it continues to play in the faith of the people.Learn more
Historically speaking, we know very little about Saint Anne. The Bible says nothing about her, whereas other writings that circulated in the early Church speak about her at great length.Learn more
The Annals of Saint Anne
Different people and things…
In 2019 differences are more present than ever in our environment, our society. Religions, ethnicities, genres, life choices, food, and so on ... And differences are among the most difficult things to welcome. We try, often in good faith, to pretend that the difference is not there; but our heart does not necessarily follow what our brain decides, or vice versa. It's not ill will; it's human.
Difference leads to acceptance
There once was a Kingdom where everything was the same. People lived in the same homes, ate the same food, and did the same work. There were no colors; everything was gray. One day a majestic bird flew from the East and deposited in villages across the Kingdom eggs of various colors. The people, fascinated by colors other than gray, broke the eggs; everything that touched the powder in the egg became that color-red, yellow, blue, green, black, or white. The monarch, hearing of this phenomenon and fearful that the different colors would lead to unrest in the Kingdom, forbade the people from using them. All was to return to gray. However, the people, enamored by the various colors, rebelled against the King’s order, the situation he was trying to avoid. Thus, to restore order, the King gave all the colors to all the people throughout the land and through his acceptance of differences restored peace among his people.