Visit the Shrines of Canada

Throughout Divine Mercy for Moms, we share about the importance of pilgrimages in our spiritual journeys.  Last month, Emily and I were speakers at the Indianapolis Women’s Conference (click here to read the highlights from out talk) offered by the Marian Center of Indianapolis and we are delighted to share about a pilgrimage they want to invite you to attend with them!


AUGUST 1st to 5th, 2016

Chaplain: Fr. Michael Keucher, associate Pastor Our Lady of Greenwood

Experience Europe without leaving the continent.


Montréal is a remarkable city that treats visitors to a delightful experience of both old and new. You will appreciate this first-hand when you journey to Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, the largest shrine in the world dedicated to St. Joseph. Also known for St. Brother Andrea; and you will visit his cell and venerate his preserved heart as well as becoming closer to his beloved St. Joseph. The basilica is home to thousands of crutches from those who were healed at this site.


We continue to the Shrine of Cap de la Madeleine, Canada’s primary Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each year, 550,000 Christians worldwide join in a pilgrimage acknowledging the presence of the Virgin Mary in their life and ask her motherly protection. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who are in charge of this Shrine, have erected an impressive basilica. We will tour the Shrine, celebrate Mass, say the Rosary at the Bridge of Rosaries, see the Gardens of Our Lady and join in the Candlelight procession. Learn about the miracle that brought about the building of the Shrine.


Experience a day spent visiting the beautiful Shrine of Sainte Anne De Beaupre. This is Canada’s most famous Shrine and place of pilgrimage. Dedicated to St. Anne, by the Jesuit Fathers in 1657, We will have time to attend Mass at the Basilica, place your petition at the base of the miraculous St. Anne statue, attend Adoration and prayers for the sick. pray the Stations of the Cross or spend time in the Memorial Chapel. As an act of penance, many pilgrims go up the Holy Stairs on their knees. Then we will join in the Candlelight Procession so like being at Lourdes France.

MONTREAL- NOTRA DAME a visit to Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, a scaled down replica of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Continue on to Notre Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, and one of the most beautiful churches in North America.

You will also visit the Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (upon availability), an Algonquin Mohawk woman of great piety and devotion to the Blessed Eucharist.

This pilgrimage includes another spiritual and architectural marvel of Québec City, Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral. Hailed as the “mother parish” of all Catholic parishes in Canada and America, this year marks its 350th anniversary. prepare yourself for entering through the Holy Door. This Holy Door is the first Holy Door in North America and one of only seven Holy Doors in the world. It will be open throughout the Jubilee year, and you will be there for this passage! Many other wonders await us and will be included in our pilgrimage.

Later, we visit the breathtaking Montmorency Falls for a picture stop, and Jerusalem Cyclorama, the world’s largest painting. From the observation deck you can see the entire city of Jerusalem, and over 50 miles of the surrounding countryside, with scenes and events taking place on the day Christ died.

Price for ground package: $1,295 and includes coach, tour guide, city guides, hotels, tips, breakfast, 1 lunch and 4 dinners.

*Airfare at the time of this printing; $368.00

Call: Kathy Denney for more information: 317-373-2125 or 317-888-0873

A deposit of $300.00 is required to hold your place, due to limited space on the bus.

Deposit is due by May 15th. Make checks to: Kathryn M Denney/Mary’s Pilgrims and mail to: 5092 Mt. Pleasant Center, Greenwood, IN 46142