The Papal Visit Pilgrim Statue Procession from Canada's National Marian Shrine in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC to Edmonton can be likened to An Olympic Torch passing through cities — with Our Lady of the Cape bringing Christ's message of healing and reconciliation to everyone on route. She will gather pilgrim's petitions from Cathedrals and churches along the way to rise up as incense at the Papal Holy Mass.  

 *photo from the 1948 Annals from the Cape showing the day the Bishop of Trois Rivieres blessed the Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue in advance of the procession to the historic 1947 Marian Congress in Ottawa where the Dominion of Canada was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Dates & Locations now Confirmed - (program details below list of locations - will vary from site to site)

  • Canada's National Marian Shrine at Cap-de-la-Madeleine - Wednesday, June 22nd @ 6:30 PM - Confirmed - 3D Virtual Tour HERE - The Director of the Shrine, Fr. Remi Lepage, blesses roses for the participating pilgrims.
    • Delivery of the Marian Devotional Movement Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape to Sainte Anne de Beaupré on June 24th for the July 28th Papal Mass.
    • Assumption Cathedral in Trois-Rivières with Bishop Martin Laliberte - Sunday, June 26th @ 10:00 AM - Confirmed
        • Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa with Archbishop Marcel Damphousse - Sunday, July 3rd @ 4:00 PM Pilgrim Statue Veneration & Rosary - Bilingual Holy Mass at 5:00 PM - Confirmed 
        • Holy Redeemer Church in Sudbury - Friday, July 15th - 3:00 PM Rosary, Blessing of the Roses and Veneration - Confirmed
          • St. Patrick's Cathedral in Thunder Bay with Bishop Fred J. Colli - Monday, July 18th - 6:00 PM Rosary and veneration followed by Holy Mass at 7:00 PM. Confirmed (non-livestream event)
          • St. Anthony of Padua in Winnipeg - Wednesday, July 20th - Confirmed
          • Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon - Friday, July 22nd - Confirmed
          • Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton - Tuesday, July 26th - Papal Mass with Pope Francis - Confirmed

          PAPAL VISIT PROCESSION PROGRAM (Excluding Edmonton)

          HOLY ROSARY (Enrol in the Rosary Confraternity HERE)

          HOLY MASS 

          BLESSING OF ROSES (view prayer HERE)


          DISTRIBUTION OF ROSE PETALS, VENERATION & PLACING OF INTENTIONS (prayer intentions to be placed in Mary's Ark and brought to the Papal Mass)


          View the 1947 video chronicling the Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue Procession. (Rosary Confraternity explanation and benefits concludes video) 

          Recommended Preparations for the Papal Visit Procession

          Family or Parish Screening of the Bridge of Roses docudrama 

          or Le Pont des Chapelets 

          or Puente de Rosas

          A priest discovers a pig chewing on a rosary at Mary’s altar. What he does next transforms his parish into a National Marian Shrine.



          Help Mary continue to visit her children by becoming an MDM Pilgrim Partner - receive a Cape Prayer Shawl touched to the miraculous statue at the Cape. 

          DONATE HERE

          Dennis & Angelina Girard (Custodians of the Pilgrim Statue, Directors of the Marian Devotional Movement and organizers of the 2022 PILGRIM STATUE TOURS) are the hosts for the Papal Visit Procession. Learn more about Dennis & Angelina HERE

          *photo from the 2019 Rosary Bowl organized by the Marian Devotional Movement at TD Place in Ottawa. 

          Press release Pilgrim Statue Tours 

          Press release Bridge of Roses 

          Press release Pray the Rosary

          The Marian Devotional Movement is a member of CEMA (Coalition of Eucharistic and Marian Apostolates)