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Martyrs' Shrine
Opening Day Celebration

 Saturday, May 3rd

Opening Day Mass ~ Shrine Church, 10:30 a.m.
Annual General Meeting ~ Filion Centre, 12:15 p.m.
Guest Speaker, Rev. John McCarthy, SJ ~ Filion Centre, 1:00 p.m.


We look forward to welcoming you during our 88th season at the Martyrs' Shrine. 

The Administration and Information Office is currently open for inquiries, bookings, prayer petitions, 2014 mass intentions, and donations and can be contacted by calling (705)526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free),
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Martyrs’ Shrine

John McCarthy, SJ

Opening Day Celebration and

Photo Credit: Martin Dee

Annual General Meeting

Please Join us on

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30 a.m. Opening Day Mass in the Shrine Church

12:15 p.m. Annual General Meeting in the Filion Centre

1:00 p.m. Guest Speaker Rev. John McCarthy, SJ

in the Filion Centre

"The Re-Enchantment of Nature as the Word and Beauty of God"

John McCarthy, SJ, is the Socius (Assistant) to the Provincial of the Jesuits of English Canada as well as Director of Formation for Jesuits in training. In addition, he continues his research and writing in ecology and is a member of the Province’s Mission & Ecology Commission.

He received a BScFor (forest tree biology) from the University of New Brunswick, a MS (soil science) from the University of Florida and a PhD (boreal forest ecology) from the University of British Columbia. The summers often find him in the wilds of Newfoundland and Labrador or at the New Brunswick Museum conducting lichen biodiversity research. He is active in protected areas policy having served as Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council for eight years. In 2002, he received the Canadian Environment Awards Gold Medal (Lands and Forests category) for his work in boreal forest conservation in Newfoundland. He enjoys hiking and snow-shoeing.

16163 Highway 12 W., P.O. Box 7, Midland, Ontario, L4R 4K6

Tel.: (705) 526-3788, Fax: (705) 526-1546

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2014 Pilgrimages (Download PDF)

About the Martyrs Shrine 

The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. The Shrine honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago, celebrating the significant contributions they made to the introduction of Christianity into aboriginal culture as well as the founding of the Province of Ontario and the nation of Canada.

This historic and holy site includes the famous Shrine Church, the Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre, and 75 pleasantly landscaped acres which invite you into prayer and tranquility.  Within the Church are the relics of the Martyrs St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Charles Garnier, while the grounds are home to beautiful walkways, monuments, and altars. 

The Martyrs’ Shrine welcomes over a hundred thousand people every year and continues to spread the word, history, and values of the Jesuits’ Mission. Offering insightful tours, engaging activities, and enjoyable pilgrimages, it is no wonder why the Martyrs’ Shrine is world-renowned!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Martyrs’ Shrine is to preserve an oasis of peace, reconciliation, healing and spiritual renewal that welcomes people of all faiths and cultures.

2014 Dates, Hours, & Rates

The Martyrs’ Shrine is open seven days per week from May 3rd to October 26th.

Hours of Operation

Gates Open Daily: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Administration and Information Office Open Daily: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Shrine Café Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Religious Articles and Souvenir Shop
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Grounds Fees

Day Pass per Person (12 yrs+)(Max $20 per car): $5.00
Season Pass per Vehicle (family of 4): $40.00
Day Pass per Bus (per person with passengers): $3.50
Day Pass per Bus (per person with passengers): $3.50
School Group Day Pass (per bus): $125.00

* Children aged 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
* Please inquire about our group and program rates.

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