25 August 2022

River Sanctuaries take part in Religious Heritage Days

The five members of Les Sanctuaires du fleuve are taking part in the 2022 edition of the Journées du patrimoine religieux. The event takes place in some 250 locations across Quebec, from September 9 to 11. Open to all, most activities are free of charge.

Each member of the Sanctuaries offers activities that highlight the richness of their heritage and history.

At Saint-Famille Church in Boucherville, a lecture on the church’s architecture, its components and the place of the church will be offered on Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m.

In Varennes, the Sainte-Anne Basilica and the Marguerite d’Youville Shrine are open to the public from September 9 to 11. Visitors will be able to view the various exhibitions and admire the benches redesigned by a Varennes mosaic artist in the Sanctuary Gardens.

The Sainte-Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine will open its doors to the public on all three days of the Religious Heritage Days.

A harp concert, given by Juliette Duguay, will be presented at the co-cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, in Longueuil, on Sunday September 11 at 2 pm. Visitors will also have access to the museum on Friday and Sunday, September 9 and 11.

Also in Longueuil, the Centre Marie-Rose presents two outdoor tours of its heritage site on Sunday, September 11, starting at 1 pm. One is a silent pilgrimage linking the heritage site of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) to the co-cathedral. The second route is historical in nature. With the help of guides, visitors will discover the history of the site through anecdotes and specific information about the 18th and 19th century buildings and the life of the teaching religious congregation.

Two outdoor tours are offered by the Centre Marie-Rose as part of the Religious Heritage Days. Please contact each participant directly for more information.