Apostle of Mary
Taped at Cap de Madeleine, his Shrine in Canada
Pope Benedict XVI "Take courage!
Fix your gaze on our saints."
Trois Rivieres in Quebec, Canada is where Bl. Frédéric lived and is buried.
We learn how important he was to bringing pilgrimages to the nearby Marian Shrine of Cap du Madeleine.
A huge Miracle took place, known as the Miracle of the ice bridge.
Find out about this Miracle.
Learn about the history and traditions of this famous Canadian Marian Shrine.
We tour the Shrine of Cap du Madeleine Venerate Our Lady at this miraculous Shrine.
The Shrine includes the original church, the new Basilica, the Rosary bridge
and the outdoor Way of the Cross.
When Pope John Paul II came to the Shrine he said,
"Today, indeed, we come to Notre-Dame du Cap as people of our time. We come with those generations of the past with whom we share our faith in the Mother of God. A fine inheritance has been bequeathed to you. It has made you what you are. And the cornerstone of that inheritance is Mary, to which your predecessors dedicated themselves. We are here to, as it were, transfer this sharing of faith into the hearts of our generation and their successors."
"Those generations of early witnesses provide us, who are here, with our inspiration. Courageous as the prophets, they generated faith, fanned it into flame, tended it lest it die out in the ashes of skepticism. When we are tempted to lose our grasp on hope, it is their faith in the future which upholds and stimulates us. Through the generations it is the pilgrims' faith that confirms the special vocation of this Shrine."