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A NEW CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL DESTINATION

Discover treasures of the past on Montréal’s South Shore.

 

SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER SHRINES

Grand and imposing, simple and understated or very old, they all bear witness to religious devotion and the great talent of their creators. Start with the Mohawk community at Kahanwake, and continue through Longueuil and Boucherville up to Varennes, exploring these sanctuaries where visual art, architecture, pilgrimage and tradition bring history to life right before your eyes.

Go ahead, try the new Saint Lawrence River Shrines route. You’re sure to make some beautiful discoveries!

SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Saint Francis Xavier Mission

Kahnawake

Discover this 18th-century Jesuit mission on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, within the Mohawk community of Kahnawake. Built in 1720 in the old Fort Saint-Louis, the mission is home to a wealth of historical, cultural and archeological features, such as the tomb of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young native woman who was canonized in Rome on October 21, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI.

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CO-CATHEDRAL
OF SAINT-ANTOINE-DE-PADOUE

Longueuil

See history come to life when you visit the Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, which was inaugurated in 1887. With its Gothic Revival architecture and Neo-Byzantine dome, the building was listed as a heritage building in 2012. In the museum you’ll find objects dating back to the origins of the parish in 1697. The co-cathedral’s value as a heritage building and its unique character put it among the top-rated buildings in Quebec.

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MARIE-ROSE CENTER

Longueuil

In Old Longueuil, travel along rue Saint-Charles, pass the co-cathedral heading east, and after a five-minute walk you’ll come to the Marie-Rose Center. Stop in and get acquainted with Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher as well as the founding home of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Then, visit the Longueuil convent with its chapel and museum, and the rooms where Marie-Rose spent her day-to-day life.

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SAINTE-FAMILLE CHURCH

Boucherville

Stop across from the unique view of the Boucherville islands and visit the Sainte-Famille Church, taking time to discover the church’s heritage attractions. Founded in 1667, Boucherville is one of the oldest cities in Quebec, and Place de l’église is the historic heart of the city. The stone church dominates the space, with the old convent to the right and the old presbytery to the left.

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SANCTUARY OF
SAINT MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE

Varennes

Visit the sanctuary dedicated to the first Canadian-born saint, Marguerite d’Youville, located at her birthplace facing the St. Lawrence River. Discover the life, the spirituality and the work of this woman who devoted herself to those most in need. Visit the exhibition hall, the funeral chapel in the transept of the Basilica of Saint Anne of Varennes (1887) and the Maison Grise, a place that welcomes pilgrims and offers help for the community. The work of Marguerite has continued since the 18 century.

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26 August 2022

The Sanctuaries of the River participate in the Religious Heritage Days

27 June 2022

New this summer at the Sanctuaries of the River

30 June 2021

Some new features at the Sanctuaries of the River for the Summer Season

Come with family or friends and follow this route for a one-of-a-kind experience that is both spiritual and cultural. Savour the impressive beauty of the unique heritage along the majestic St. Lawrence River, yours to enjoy less than an hour from Montréal


 

INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS

SOEURS DES SAINTS NOMS DE JÉSUS ET DE MARIE

450 651-8104, poste 0

info@sanctuairesdufleuve.com

 

SEE YOU SOON!

 

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Les lignes et couleurs forment une image moderne à laquelle l’eau confère un caractère dynamique et vivant. La croix s’intègre aux flots au même titre que les sanctuaires sont partie intégrante des rives du Saint-Laurent.
La croix, solide, identifie les sanctuaires et rappelle les premières croix de bois plantées en Amérique, témoins d’une histoire qui continue de s’écrire.
Les flots entourent la croix d’une façon telle qu’ils la rendent lumineuse et dominante tout en symbolisant le caractère spirituel des lieux.
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The lines and colours create a modern image, with water adding a dynamic and lively quality. The cross is integrated with the waves, just as the sanctuaries are integral to the shores of the St. Lawrence.
The solid cross represents the sanctuaries, bringing to mind the first wooden crosses carried to America, and bearing witness to an ongoing history.
The waves surround the cross, making it luminous and dominant, a combination that symbolizes the spiritual aspect of these places.

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Las líneas y los colores forman una imagen moderna a la que el agua le confiere un carácter dinámico y vivo. La cruz se integra al río de la misma manera que los santuarios forman parte de las orillas del Saint-Laurent.
La cruz, sólida, se identifica con los santuarios y nos recuerda las primeras cruces de madera plantadas en América, testigos de una historia que se sigue escribiendo.
El agua rodea la cruz de tal manera que la vuelve luminosa y dominante al mismo tiempo que simboliza el carácter espiritual del lugar.
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