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FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
24 HOURS A DAY!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Le Sanctuaire du Rosaire /Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Shrine, is a special place where people gather to pray or come for personal reflection.
Mr. Ismael Charest, who was the original owner of the property, together with his brother, Henri Martel, built a Marian grotto and extended an invitation to all those interested in reciting the rosary regularly. Thus, the Rosary Fraternity was founded, and its members met weekly to recite the rosary and to pray.
A large iron rosary measuring 21 feet and weighing 67 pounds was added later. An outdoor Mass celebrated by Father Roger Rouleau marked the official opening of the Holy Rosary Shrine on July 18, 1982. Father Charles Gagne was the Shrine's spiritual director for many years.
Wishing to continue Mr. Charest's work after his death, Carmelle Dube, Pauline Coutu and Denise Vachon, with the help of their families and many volunteers and donors, had the Shrine incorporated in 1984.
Since that time, a little chapel has been built, converted from a garage, which accommodates approximately seventy-five people. Each Thursday evening from May to October, the rosary is recited prior to the celebration of Mass at 7:30 p.m. by a priest from the diocese.
In 2009, the Shrine's 25th anniversary was held. The new Stations of the Cross were made and events marking the anniversary were held all week. Many people came out to celebrate and to meet our special guest, Mme. Colette Coulombe, author of the book "The Cry of Mary".
The facilities may be booked for groups such as school Rosary Circles, Legion of Mary, Catholic Women's League and Secular Franciscans who come to celebrate their own special events with Mass, prayer and picnics.
The Shrine also has a meeting room and a gift shop of religious articles.
The Shrine operates mostly through donations by visitors and the work of volunteers, "The Friends of the Shrine".