From Pointe-Du-Lac to Notre-Dame-du-Cap

September 6th and 7th 2020 (Sunday night to Monday afternoon)

Theme for 2020: The Call to Contemplation

Under the patronage of Saint Benedict of Nursia

Please take note of the following changes to the pilgrimage this year

  1. All pilgrims must sign up online using the link below, fill in the form and waiver and bring them to Pointe du Lac with cash or check.
  2. We meet at the campsite in Pointe du Lac on Sunday evening; try to arrive around 6 PM
  3. Pilgrims are responsible for their own dinner on Sunday night before arriving;
  4. Please bring your own tent; we will camp as usual in the big field;
  5. Some cars will be moved to the Cape on Sunday night; others can stay at Pointe-du-Lac, depending on numbers;
  6. Compline will be sung outside on Sunday night (the church is closed);
  7. Monday morning will proceed in the same way as usual: coffee, chocolate, bread, and jam before walking at 6:45 AM;
  8. Mass will be held at the Cathedral in Trois-Rivieres;
  9. We will stop or walk by the Tomb of Blessed Father Frederic in Trois-Rivieres;
  10. We will end with prayers at the Cape around 2:30 p.m.; masks are required when walking around inside, but not when you are in a pew;
  11. We will follow all Covid-19 laws still in effect in the Province of Quebec.
  12. If you cannot make it to the pilgrimage for one reason or another, you may always join us for mass and picnic. Look up the details here.

Registration is limited to 50 pilgrims! Click on the link below to signup now!

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Representation of a Tridentine Mass

Marie Reine du Canada, a lay-led apostolate of St. Clement Parish, Ottawa, organizes the annual three-day 100 km pilgrimage on foot from Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie to Notre-Dame-du-Cap shrine at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que.

A pilgrimage is a journey made to a holy place or shrine for the sanctification of the pilgrim; with the purpose of venerating a saint or martyr associated with the site; to pray to God; to ask for supernatural aid; to give thanks for favours received; or to discharge a religious obligation. The arduous journey, offered joyfully to God, represents our spiritual pilgrimage to the Heavenly City.

Mass is celebrated each day of the pilgrimage in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, the traditional liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has expressed the desire that the Tridentine Latin Mass according to the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XIII should flourish and continue to enrich our spiritual lives, particularly among the young. Our chaplains are priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter (www.fssp.org), canonically established by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in parish churches along the route -- in Berthierville, Maskinongé, and in the historic Small Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape at Cap de la Madeleine -- with the blessing of the Bishops of Joliette and of Trois-Rivieres, and the local parish priests.

Two priests are normally available to hear confessions in French and English, throughout the pilgrimage, en route, in camp or before mass.

Can't make the pilgrimage? Come join us for Monday Mass and Picnic!

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A 100km Pilgrimage on foot to Our Lady of the Cape

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Contact Us

Address: Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage,
    c/o 528 Old St. Patrick Street,
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5L5
Phone: (613) 761-6151
Phone: (819) 671-8346
E-mail: info@marie-reine.ca