The Secretariat of the Shrine is the link between pilgrims, group organizers, tour operators, benefactors and other departments at the Shrine.
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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
Be kind - Hearted ...
The Good Samaritan and Simon of Cyrene are well-known biblical people. They are quite similar. They were both passers-by, they stopped and played an important part in what was happening. They were not indifferent, but they turned to help someone who was suffering, a complete strange. Many others around just closed their eyes and made up reasons not to intervene or help, but not these two. Discreetly, incognito, they took a place that no one else wanted. They will change the life of the other whom they are helping by giving of themselves without expecting anything in return. The pain and suffering affected them; they were filled with compassion and identified with those were suffering and rejected. Their compassion was stronger than them and their fears. They reached out to the person who was crushed, bloody and despised. They helped them and, in the process, they were transformed and then continued on their journey.
Kind - Heartedness in the Bible
The Old Testament Book of Ruth tells a touching story. Because of a drought in Israel, a couple emigrated with their two sons to Moab, a neighbouring pagan land. Sometime after settling there, their sons married local women, one of whom was called Ruth. Tragedy struck when not only the father, but the two sons died, leaving the three women without income or support. The mother, Naomi, decided to return to Bethlehem. She encouraged her daughters-in-law to stay in Moab and remarry. Ruth, however, refused to abandon Naomi. Instead, she accompanied her back to Israel and stayed with her in what was, for Ruth, a strange land with a foreign god. In so doing, Ruth became a model of kindness for all readers of the Bible.