The five members of the River Shrines are participating in the 2022 edition of the Religious Heritage Days. These events will take place in nearly 250 different locations in Quebec, from September 9 to 11. Open to all, most of the activities are free.
Each member of the Shrines offers activities that highlight the richness of their heritage and history.
For example, at Saint-Famille Church in Boucherville, a lecture on the architecture of the church, 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 see the various exhibitions and admire the benches redesigned by a Varennes mosaic artist located in the Shrine Gardens.
The Holy Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha will open its doors to the public during the three days of the Religious Heritage Days.
A harp concert, given by Juliette Duguay, will be presented at the Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Co-Cathedral in Longueuil on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. 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 routes on its heritage site, on Sunday, September 11, starting at 1:00 pm. One is in the form of a silent pilgrimage that links 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.
Please feel free to inquire directly with each participant for more information.