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
Best, very best wishes
It seems to me like I was just writing about New Year's resolutions and choices. Yet, almost a full year has gone by. The seasons, the projects, the “to-do list” (at home it is called a honey-list for hubby!), the surprises, the losses, the house and garage cleaning, the soul and mind cleaning… Our lives, if different, are just the same: we follow a rhythm older than our life. I guess people were cooking apple pies in the fall, in the 1600s, and I am pretty sure they were cleaning the house from the unwanted accumulated stuff about twice a year, and I KNOW people were in Christmas mode a few weeks before the actual Christmas Day.
Families and Faith
This past summer, I witnessed the power and strength of the family as my husband began the final stage of his earthly life. He had borne the diminishment of Alzheimer’s for over six years, and during the past two years, the decline had become more evident. But something else interrupted the progression of Alzheimer’s, which came as a shock. His physician told us that death would occur within weeks, not months or a year or two or perhaps longer, and that my husband would suffer no pain --- a very mixed blessing, indeed.