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Posted on 12/19/2013 8:26:19 AM PST by Salvation
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Canadian shrine dedicated to the mother of Mary, located twenty-seven miles northeast of Quebec on the St. Lawrence River. Hundreds of thousands of ill and crippled people flock to this shrine each year, where it is said that every known disease has been cured at one time or another. Tradition says that the first chapel was built in 1658 by sailors in thanksgiving for their rescue in a storm. However, it was soon swept away, as it was too near the shore. A larger chapel was erected in 1662, but this was demolished through some error of misdirection in 1876. The present Romanesque basilica is the fourth church dedicated to St. Anne of the Meadows.
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There is a waterfall on the way there where the spray freezes into a 200 foot high ball of ice. We slid down it on pieces of cardboard with tons of water still falling. It was 1979. what a rush.
Yes, as a young girl. The inside if filled with crutches hanging from the ceiling, braces and other paraphanilia representing healing from God. Amazing. Beautiful inside. Some were traveling the steps on their knees in prayer.
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Thanks for your personal stories.
That whole area of Quebec is beautiful. Nestled in the hills near Mont Ste. Anne ski resort and close to the St. Lawrence River.
You are very welcome. It brought back some lovely memories.