For the education of the ordinary faithful
Shrine to the Blessed Mother
For more than 135 years, people gather from all over Canada and even Europe, to pay hommage to Mary, the Mother of God, at this magnificient cathedral in the beautiful Nature of Rigaud.
A team of religious priests and brothers, associates, volunteers and employees devote themselves :
- to the education of faith,
- to individual spiritual direction,
- and to a living liturgy of the Word.
This how the team answers the spiritual quest of each pilgrim.
C.P. 158 Rigaud
43 St-Viateur, Rigaud, Québec, Canada
Tel. : (450) 451-4631
Fax : (450) 451-0655
Opening: Saturday, May 25 - Closing : Sunday, September 29
Colors Festval: October13 : Eucharist at 11:00 am
Daily - 4:30 pm (in french)
Sunday Mass :
- Saturday - 4:30 pm (in french)
- Sunday - 8:30 am (in english)
- Sunday - 9:30 am (in french)
- Sunday - 11:00 am (in french)
- Sunday - 4:30 pm (in french)
Sacrement of Reconciliation
Before each Eucharist and Upon Request.
Daily at 4:00 pm.
Anointing of the Sick
Sundau July 7 at 2:00 pm.
Exposureof the Holy Sacrament
Every first Sunday of the month at 12:30 pm
August 15 at 7:30 pm presided by the Bishop.
Gifts and Souvenir Shop.
A Brief History Of The Shrine
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine is a pilgrimage centre in Rigaud. Its hillside location is renowned for its natural beauty.
Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, the Shrine stands as a reminder of the apparitions and message of Mary to Bernadette Soubiroux in Lourdes, France, in 1858.
Sixteen years later, in 1874, Mary's call to Bernadette echoed in the heart of brother Ludger Pauzé, Cleric of Saint Viator, a member of the staff of College Bourget. He found a discreet location on the hill to place a small statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.
His Superior, Father François-Xavier Chouinard, other teachers and fervent pupils shared in the secret and were led to pray the Virgin. Youth were the first pilgrims. A true Marian devotion was born and was continued to flourish since then.
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