Novena 2018

Press Release

For immediate release



Summer 2018 at The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine




Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, June 28, 2018

The pilgrimages to the Shrine have recently begun at the same time that summer came in. The Great Novena to Saint Anne will be celebrated at the Shrine from July 17 to July 25.


The Shrine team is also happy to say that Marc Cardinal Ouellet, archbishop emeritus of Quebec, prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, will preside at the Mass on the Feast of Ste Anne, July 26. This Mass will conclude the novena. The preachers are Archbishop Valery Vienneau of Moncton, NB, and Fr. Ray Earle, of the Archdiocese of St Johns, NL.



The Feast of Sainte Anne to Be Celebrated with Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Marc Cardinal Ouellet celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination on May 25, and the Archdiocese of Quebec wishes to celebrate with him. Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, archbishop of Quebec, invited his predecessor to preside at the Mass on the feast of Sainte Anne at the basilica of the Shrine, and he accepted. Cardinal Lacroix will con celebrate this liturgy at the solemn high Mass at 10:30 on the feast day.



Two Preachers Invited for the Novena

Two preachers are happy to accompany the pilgrims for the novena of prayer to Grandmother of Jesus, Good Sainte Anne. These celebrations will be in French and English on the chosen theme, “Do not quench the Spirit.” (I Thes 5, 19)


The French novena will be preached by Archbishop Valery Vienneau, of the archdiocese of Moncton, NB. He taught for nine years in the public schools of his natal parish before his studies in theology at the College of the Dominicans in Ottawa, where he obtained with a Bachelors in Theology in 1980, and a Masters in Theology in 1987.


The English novena will be preached by Fr. Ray Earle. After his ordination in May, 1986, he worked in several parishes, and as rector of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, St. John’s, NL. At the moment, he is pastor of St. Michael (Bell Island) and of Holy Rosary parish (Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL) This will be the third time that Fr. Earle comes to preach a novena.


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Sainte Anne de Beaupré Shrine

Information: Secretariat of the Shrine

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