ST. MICHAEL SWORD PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE
CANADA'S "EL CAMINO" - drive it, bus it, pray it.
"Pilgrimage is the icon of human life." A phrase coined by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, in a recent conversation about the "Sword" pilgrimage with Dennis & Angelina Girard, directors of the Marian Devotional Movement and developers of the St. Michael Sword Pilgrimage Experience. (Pontifical Council - Archbishop Fischella is the first person to the left of the Holy Father. He was especially joyful to hear that London, Ontario, was on the pilgrimage route given he preached there prior to meeting St. John Paul II at the 2002 World Youth Day in Toronto)
EACH CITY HAS A DESIGNATED ST. MICHAEL SWORD PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE LOCATION
Cities also feature a limited number of "City Sword Sites" whereby pilgrims scan a QR Code on a posted St. Michael Sword Map to register their successful completion of another leg of their pilgrimage.
For a "City Sword Site" application, please email info@theMDM.org
"City Sword Sites" include all locations that would be of interest to pilgrims including restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, gift shops, etc.
Below are Canada's 2011 pilgrimage statistics compiled by ARC - Alliance of Religions and Conservation
2 million pilgrims at Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal
1 million pilgrims at St Anne de Beaupre
350,000 pilgrims at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap in Trois-Rivières
BACK TO ST. MICHAEL SWORD HOME PAGE "HERE"
Breaking News! In answer to the Canada54 Novena, the Pilgrim Statue Tours and the last 2 Official Launch dates for the St. Michael Sword Pilgrimage Experience are scheduled! See Toronto and London Info below.
Subject to Pandemic Restrictions. See below for the latest information!
Pilgrimage Overview - ALL TIMES EDT
If you are not enrolled in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, Click HERE to learn more and enrol.
October 5th - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Basilica in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré - 10018 Ave Royale
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Devotional Prayer Experience
3:00 PM Holy Mass with Rector of the Shrine, Père Scott Katzenberger, C.Ss.R.
October 6th - Quebec City IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE
12:00 - 1:00 Private Devotional Prayer Experience for pilgrims (We hope to open the zoom room at 11:45 to pray the rosary. Please pray the St. Michael Chaplet and Divine Mercy Chaplet on your own)
October 7th - Trois-Rivieres plus World Premiere of Bridge of Roses: the Story of Our Lady of the Cape Movie
Our Lady of the Cape Shrine - 626 Rue Notre Dame E
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Devotional Prayer Experience
4:30 PM Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay and concelebrated by Fr. Roger Vandenakker
IMPORTANT - There is a 250 capacity limit for the private event featuring the viewing of the Bridge of Roses: the Story of Our Lady of the Cape movie. Please Register HERE
8:00 PM World Premiere Screening of the Bridge of Roses: the Story of Our Lady of the Cape Movie
October 8th - Montreal - St. Joseph's Oratory
12:30 PM Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Thomas Gomes. 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM ET Private Devotional Prayer Experience for pilgrims (There will be NO live feed from the MDM as the Mass schedule is too tight at the Oratory)
October 9th - Ottawa plus screening of Bridge of Roses: the Story of Our Lady of the Cape Movie
Blessed Sacrament Parish - 194 Fourth Avenue
1:00 - 2:00 PM Private Devotional Prayer Experience for Pilgrims. (Possibly a live feed from the MDM for remote participants to pray - no formal program)
St. Mary's Parish - 100 Young St.
6:30 PM Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Marcel Damphousse with Bishop Scott McCaig, Bishop Tremblay and Fr. Roger Vandenakker as concelebrants. (Please see IMPORTANT NOTE below as it pertains to attending this Holy Mass)
8:00 PM Screening of Bridge of Roses: the Story of Our Lady of the Cape Movie. IMPORTANT NOTE (Due to pandemic restrictions, the Holy Mass and this screening will be a private Co-Executive Producer Screening for the Companions of the Cross - the MDM will have some seating capacity - please email dennis@theMDM.org if you have interest in attending this particular screening)
October 11th, 2021 - Toronto May 18th, 2022 New Official Launch Date!
St. Michael's Cathedral Event Postponed until conditions are more favourable to conduct a proper inaugural event.
October 12 - London - May 16th, 2022 New Official Launch Date!
Michaelites Retreat Centre Event Postponed until conditions are more favourable to conduct a proper inaugural event.
ACCOMMODATION NOTE FOR THE CAPE
Accommodations for Cap-de-la-Madeleine: a limited number of rooms are available at La Veranda at the Cape.
Book your Room at La Veranda for the first 3 days of the pilgrimage experience.
Speak with Claire and let her know Dennis and Angelina referred you!
313, rue Loranger,
Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) Canada