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
We speak of the Pope saying "His Holiness"; we speak of ourselves, often, as being "far from holiness" ... But really, in our daily life as a mere mortal in 2019, WHAT is holiness?
As a young adult, I found myself hearing a conversation between my father and a friend priest. They spoke of a priest whom both had known and who had just died. My father's reflection on him frankly surprised me: "He was a saint, in spite of his many flaws ..." wow…really? A saint is perfect, no? "As our heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5: 48). At least that's the idea I had of holiness.