Or ... DOWNLOAD FREE excerpts from one of Archbishop Vachon's personal copies documenting the historic 1947 Marian Congress. Highlights include Canada's consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the chapter on the Peace Chapel where the miraculous pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Canada was venerated during the congress.
Attention All 2022 Pilgrim Statue Visit Participants!
You are part of making Marian Milestone History!
75 years ago, pilgrim statues of Our Lady of the Cape and Our Lady of Fatima travelled across North America and beyond.
Read the recently discovered article from the 1948 annals at the Cape penned by Buffalo's Bishop John F. O'Hara.
Bethlehem Olive Wood Crucifix
Pewter Corpus Oriental Crucifix made of Olive Wood With Incense, stone and dried olive leaves - 5 1/4"
Blessed Roses Annals Info and Prayer
Ask Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Intercessors, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary for favours with your blessed roses. Download the Blessed Roses Prayer "HERE" Have your priest bless your roses and distribute petals to family and friends. Remember Blessed Roses are a sacramental and must be either used, buried or burned. Download Image without going through Checkout Procedure"HERE"
I received the beautiful candle and blessed rose petal in today's mail. Thank you so much. I love the idea of having a priest bless roses and I will definitely have this done and will share the petals with our parishioners at Our Lady of Sorrows in Fort Nelson, BC.
Just to let you know that the Blessed Rose Petal you sent me worked wonders. In just over 24 hours of receiving it, a date for the Blessing of the Roses at Our Lady of Sorrows in Fort Nelson BC has been set for Dec 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
We had the Blessing of the Roses on Dec 8th. We had a nice crowd considering we are a small parish. About 20-25 people which was great! People took multiples of the roses petals and Our Lady of the Cape consecration prayer cards. We also provided little paper envelopes so the people could get their petals home safely in the cold weather.
I took the remaining roses home and dried the petals between book pages. I like the smooth look it creates. I checked last week and they were not totally dry so I am sure they will dry by tomorrow and I will bring them to the parish for people to take this weekend in honor of Mary Mother of God Sunday.
My plan is to bundle the roses, as you did, with a rose petal in a zip lock bag, prayer card and MDM sheet with the blessing prayer. I also bought little mesh bags to put each little bundle in.
What a wonderful experience! I won't hesitate to do it again!
Many blessings to you and Dennis. Thank you so much for all of your guidance on this.
Warmest regards, Chris
Please listen to One Man's Vow to understand the magnitude of the prodigies of the Blessing of the Roses. The audio begins near the aforementioned section.
Bridge of Roses DVD
AKA - "The Rosary Confraternity Movie"
Postscript to the Movie: Subsequent to the historic 2022 Papal Visit Procession and the presence of the Marian Devotional Movement at Canada's National Marian Shrine, The National Pilgrim Statue has been repatriated by the custodians, Dennis & Angelina Girard, who welcome pilgrims to venerate her at Regina's at the Cape.
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A priest discovers a pig chewing on a rosary. What he does next transforms his parish into a national shrine. This is the movie behind the Our Lady of the Rosary’s movement to unite her shrines throughout the world in prayer by means of the Archconfraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. - Dennis Girard, Executive Producer, Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape
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In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and said, “This shall be a privilege for you and all Carmelites, that anyone dying in this habit shall not suffer eternal fire.” In time, the Church extended this magnificent privilege to all the laity who are willing to be invested in the Brown Scapular of the Carmelites and who perpetually wear it.
True devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary consists in three things: VENERATION, CONFIDENCE AND LOVE. By simply wearing the Scapular, we can tell her every moment of the day that we venerate her, love her and trust in her protection.
The Scapular Is a Silent Prayer
As Our Lord taught us to say the Our Father, Our Blessed Mother taught us the value of the scapular. When we use it as a prayer, Our Lady draws us to the Sacred Heart of Her Divine Son. It is good, therefore, to hold the scapular in the hand. A prayer offered while holding the Scapular is as perfect as a prayer can be. It is especially in time of temptation that we need the powerful intercession of God’s Mother. The evil spirit is utterly powerless when the wearer of a scapular faces temptation, calling upon the Holy Virgin in this silent devotion. “If you had recommended yourself to me, you would not have run into such danger,” was Our Lady’s gentle reproach to Blessed Alan de la Roche, one of her devoted servants.
NOTE: For the initial 3 beads not associated with the Chaplet of St. Joseph, you may consider praying the Three Hail Marys devotion or simply recite three Hail Marys.
The Feasts of St. Joseph:
The primary feast of St. Joseph is March 19because it is believed that his death occurred on that date. This feast was fixed in the 15th century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Gregory XV in 1621.
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1870, Pope Pius IX ordered that St. Joseph's feast day was to be a double of the first class. Holy Mother Church dedicates the entire month of March to St. Joseph, as well as the First Wednesdays.
May 1 was established as the Feast ofSt. Joseph the Workman by Pope Pius XII in 1955,chosen to coincide with Labor days in many nations. In addition there were two other feasts no longeron the official calendar.
The Eight Promises of St. Joseph
1. God will grant special graces to those that do not know me, to have a great devotion to me. 2. God will bless all who are married and the blessing in their family will be without limit. 3. Those married and without children will be blessed with offspring. 4. God will give special graces to be delivered from temptations and the attacks of the devil. 5. They shall have a good and happy death. 6. They shall overcome their trials and tribulations. 7. God shall grant them immediate help when they invoke my intercession, for the demons have extreme dread of the invocation of my name. 8. For all those who embrace a St. Joseph cenacle, they shall obtain a more fervent love for Jesus and a true devotion to Most Holy Mary.
St. Francis de Sales made St. Joseph the special Patron of the religious order he founded, the Order of the Visitation. In addition to naming at least one of his parishes in his honor, he set Joseph as the model of the interior life and contemplative prayer for his own spiritual daughters–and in particular for the novices, who were to look upon St. Joseph as their novice “master” and guide (A Manual of Practical Devotion to the Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, translated by Fr. Patrignani, p. 78).
Image of his relic below that you can ask his intercession for you.
Chaplet of St. Kateri
Chaplet of the Divine Infant of Prague
Included is a laminated Divine Infant of Prague prayer card with a cloth that was touched directly to the miraculous statue of Prague.
Chaplet of the Holy Spirit
Chaplet of the Ten Evangelical Virtues of the Mother of God
The Marians have recited this prayer since the time of approval of the Order upon the “Rule of the Ten Evangelical Virtues of the B.V.M.” by Pope Innocent XII in 1699. Saint Stanislaus Papczynski, Founder of the Marians, was the first to make his solemn vows on this rule in Warsaw, on June 6, 1701.
Gold Chaplets feature a St. Benedict crucifix, gold rose beads and Our Lady of Fatima medal.
Father Auriemma relates that the Blessed Virgin promised St. Matilda a happy death if she every day recited three "Hail Marys," in honor of her power, wisdom and goodness. Moreover, she herself told St. Jane Frances de Chantal that the "Hail Mary" was most acceptable to her, and especially when recited ten times in honor of her ten virtues.
From the book called "The Glories Of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
Includes Prayer Card
To begin, make the Sign ofthe Holy Cross. Pray oneOur Father Pray tenHail Marysfor each of the followingVirtuesbelow. After the wordsHoly Mary, Mother of God- recite theVirtueand continue with the prayer:Pray for us Sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Most Pure (Mt 1:18, 20, 23; Lk 1:27,34)
Most Prudent (Lk 2:19, 51)
Most Humble (Lk 1:48)
Most Faithful (Lk 1:45; Jn 2:5)
Most Devout (Lk 1:46-7; Acts 1:14)
Most Obedient (Lk 1:38; 2:21-2, 27)
Most Poor (Lk 2:7)
Most Patient (Jn 19:25)
Most Merciful (Lk 1:39, 56)
Most Sorrowful (Lk 2:35)
V.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. R.As it was in the Beginning, is Now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
V.In Your Conception, O Virgin Mary, You were Immaculate. R.Pray for us to God our Father, Whose Son, Jesus Christ, you brought forth into the world.
Let us pray
Omnipotent Father, You prepared the Virgin Mary to be the worthy mother of Your Son. You let her share beforehand in the salvation Jesus Christ would bring by His death, Resurrection and Ascension and kept her sinless from the first moment of her conception. Help us by her prayers to live in Your presence without Sin. We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, in unity with the Holy Spirit. Amen
V.The Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception R.Be our health and our protection. Amen
Children's Enrolment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary
Child must have either received their first Holy Communion or be at least seven years of age. All obligations and benefits apply.
Simply; click Add to Cart, click Checkout, submit your information, click Continue to Shipping, click Continue to Payment, click Pay Now, (it is free). Your certificate will be emailed to you, download your certificate, print your name and date it. Your name will be recorded at the Canadian National Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape which is considered North America's most important Marian Shrine.
Please enrol each person separately. You may use the same email and mailing address but a separate order for each person is required for registration. Simply indicate their name in the "Shipping Address" box. Thank you.
NOTE: If your address is not recognized, simply switch to "Pick Up" and submit your information in the Billing Address section. It will be processed and your certificate will be emailed to you for download.
To Support the Marian Devotional Movement by becoming an MDM Pilgrim Partner Click "HERE" The MDM is a registered Charity with the CRA - Watch the 2020 video announcement "HERE"
THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY'S BENEFITS
1. The special protection of the Mother of God.
2. A share in the prayer of countless thousands of members the world over, and this even after death.
3. A share in the prayers, Masses and apostolic works of the entire Dominican Order.
4. The intercession of the entire heavenly court.
5. Various plenary and partial indulgences.* (see below)
THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY'S OBLIGATIONS
Each member strives to pray the mysteries of the Rosary meaning the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries; the Luminous Mysteries is not included as an obligation but is certainly encouraged, each week (this does not bind under sin), and must have his/her name inscribed in the register of the Confraternity. There are no meetings, no dues.
SIGNIFICANCE OF ENROLMENT
You are about to enrol in one of the oldest Confraternities of the Most Holy Rosary. It was established in the New World in 1694 at Cap-de-la-Madeleine. You will be united in universal prayer with the multitude of souls who belong to the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary across the world. We encourage you to discover the riches of your Marian Heritage. To assist you, below are key milestones along the way.
1694 Fr. Paul Vachon establishes the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary at Cap-de-la-Madeleine.
1720 Stone church now known as the "Old Shrine" opens.
1729 Fr. Vachon passes away and the faith at the Cape dwindles.
1854 The Our Lady of the Cape statue, fashioned after the Immaculate Conception is donated to the church at Cap-de-la-Madeleine.
1864 Fr. Luc Desilets appointed pastor at the Cape.
1867 On the eve of the Feast of the Ascension, he discovers a pig chewing on a rosary in the church. He reestablishes the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.
1867-77 Pages of new enrolees in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.
1879 Prodigy of the ice bridge.
1888 Blessed Frederic Janssoone arrives. He will become the first pilgrimage director.
1888 Dedication of the "Old Shrine" to the Queen of the Holy Rosary.
1888 Prodigy of the eyes.
1888 Fr. Luc Desilets passes away unexpectedly on August 30th.
1902 The Oblates of Mary Immaculate take responsibility for the Shrine.
1904 The first canonical crowning (Pope St. Pius X) of Our Lady of the Cape.
1909 First Plenary Council of the bishops of Quebec speaking on behalf of the Church of Canada establish the "Old Shrine" as National place of pilgrimage; “It is desirable that the faithful of Canada go in pious pilgrimage to Cap-de-la-Madeleine where a confraternity of the Holy Rosary has been in existence for more than 200 years and where a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, crowned by Pius X, is the object of solemn manifestations of faith and piety.”
1947 Marian Congress in Ottawa preceded by a 40 day procession of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape (the pilgrim statue is an exact replica of the miraculous statue at the Cape.) Pope Pius XII calls the consecration of the Dominion of Canada to Mary, the Mother of God the "Crowning event" of the congress.
1954 The pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape returns to the Shrine after travelling across Canada in time for the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Pius XII authorizes the second canonical crowning of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Queen of Canada.
1955 Construction of new basilica begins at the Cape. Inaugurated in 1964.
1984 Pilgrimage of St. John Paul II to the Shrine where he is greeted by an estimated crowd of 75,000.
1988 Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Shrine and the Beatification of Blessed Frederic Janssoone.
2017 Mother's day, the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape is installed at Blessed Sacrament Church in Ottawa. The parish is located just a few blocks from the historic 1947 Marian Congress.
2017 August 22nd on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, the Marian Devotional Movement is officially launched at the Our Lady of the Cape Shrine.
2017 September 26th, the bishops of Canada reconsecrate the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa.
2017 November 27th - The Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Bishop Pierre-Oliver Tremblay, OMI, Rector of the Our Lady of the Cape Shrine reestablishes enrolment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and authorizes the Marian Devotional Movement to begin enrolment.
More information call: 1.888.501.1083
For members of the Rosary Confraternity, a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, is granted:
on the day of enrollment. (When application is made, a certificate of membership is sent, indicating the day of the enrollment.)
on the following feast days: Christmas, Easter, Annunciation, Purification, Assumption, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Immaculate Conception.
For those who pray the Rosary, a plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions, when the Rosary is prayed in Church, or in a Public Oratory, in a family (family Rosary), Religious Community, or Pious Association. Otherwise a partial indulgence is granted.
Christmas Grotto Ornament
Christmas Grotto Ornament with Relic touched to the Birthplace of Jesus made of Olive Wood.
Included is a laminated Divine Infant of Prague prayer card with a cloth that was touched directly to the miraculous statue of Prague.
Comfort Cross with Relic
4" Comfort Cross with Relic made of Olive Wood
4” Croix de confort avec relique en bois d'olivier
Cloth has touched the tomb of Jesus.
"Anyone who gives a medal, a holy picture or book to another person, has done no more than to inspire a thought for GOD...for many souls are saved in this way, many preserved from error and encouraged in goodness."