Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where is your favourite Canadian site of devotion?

Montreal, Saint Joseph's OratoryImage by palestrina55 via Flickr
St. Joseph's Oratory, featured prominently during the recent canonization of Saint Brother André, is just one of 177 popular sites of devotion, or shrines, across Canada, reports a new document Popular Piety in Canada: Reflections on Some Popular Expressions of the Faith.
The document was produced by the Canadian bishops' Commission for Doctrine, which is chaired by Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller.
Timed to coincide with the canonization of Saint Brother André, whose life and work illustrate the enduring importance of expressions of devotion in Canada, Popular Piety examines the importance and role of popular piety in Canada. Despite concerns of an increasingly secularized society, the report concludes popular piety remains strong.
So where's your favourite Canadian shrine?
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