Discover Ontario's deep spiritual heritage with a visit to Martyrs' Shrine. The Roman Catholic church commemorates six Jesuit Canadian martyrs and two laypersons from the historical Sainte-Marie among the Hurons mission. Head inside to survey the distinctive interior in the shape of an overturned canoe, designed by architect Ildège Bourrie. Admire the church's grandiose early-20th century architecture and ornate stained glass panels, then climb the lookout tower for sweeping views over the lush surroundings. Take a guided tour of the shrine to get the full historical picture; stroll the verdant grounds; and stop by the onsite cafe for refreshment. Note that, due to lack of insulation, the church closes in winter. Arrange to visit Martyrs' Shrine and other attractions in Midland using our Midland planner.
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Enjoyed the beautiful energy around the area. Stations of the cross were a humbling experience. There was mass first with communion offered, a gift shop as well for rosaries etc. more »
We try to go there at least once a year. The drive to the shrine is great, the church it self is very welcoming and the grounds are very well kept and very peaceful. more »
Beautiful place. Even if you go for purely aesthetic reasons, it's worth it. The shrine itself is lovely, and the grounds (with the many small chapels, statues and memorials) are gorgeous. Better still, of course, is to go to pray. It's a deeply holy place. A thin place.
Everything was beautiful. Clean. We borrowed a wheelchair from the church. The gentleman guide was most kind. After I made a few purchases I went back to the office to thank the person for loaning us the wheelchair and ask for a blessing. The gentleman is a priest. He blessed my cross, Bible and holy water and especially me. What a beautiful experience we will never forget. The 🐕, Valentine,too. Thank-you Father. Lesley Karen and Len Brown.
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