THE MAJOR RELIQUARY, AN ACT OF FAITH, REVERENCE AND AFFECTION

The veneration of relics is quite ancient. Of what does it consist? It is an act of love toward a person whose holiness is recognized by the Church, a gesture of reverence issuing from faith.

It is in this spirit that the Major Reliquary of Saint Andre was created following his canonization. It is a means whereby Christian communities can receive this object of piety and invite their parishioners to offer prayers of veneration in its presence. The artifact is made up of various materials, and features a glass vial containing a few fragments of his heart. It has already visited several places.

Wherever it may travel, the Major Reliquary attracts great numbers of prayerful people. This enthusiasm expresses well the affection people have for Saint André.

To have the Major Reliquary visit your parish, religious community, or shrine, please send a written request to :

Pastoral Office

Telephone 514 733-8211 ext. 2801

TOUR OF THE MAJOR RELIQUARY
Dates Places Schedules Details and posters
May 1 Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Osgoode, ON 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Poster
May 7 Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Ottawa, ON 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poster
May 9 Le Montmartre, Québec, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French 1

Poster in French 2

May 10 Église Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault, Deschambault, QC 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Poster in French
May 11 Oratoire Saint-Joseph-de-Québec, Sainte-Foy, QC 2:30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Poster in French
May 12 Église Saint-Joseph (de Coleraine), Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French
May 13 Église de Baie-St-Paul, Baie-St-Paul, QC 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Poster in French
May 14 Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec, QC 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster in French
May 14 Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poster in French
May 16 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspésie, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French
May 17 Mont-Louis, Gaspésie, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French
May 18 Rivière-au-Renard, Gaspésie, QC 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poster in French
May 19 Cathédrale de Gaspé, Gaspésie, QC 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poster in French
May 20 Chandler, Gaspésie, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French
May 21 Caplan, Gaspésie, QC 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Poster in French
May 22 Paspébiac, Gaspésie, QC 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Poster in French
May 22 Maria, Gaspésie, QC 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Poster in French
May 23 Pointe-à-la-Croix, Gaspésie, QC 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poster in French
May 28 Paroisse Saint-Joseph, Montréal, QC 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poster in French

For animation tools and prayers visit the Prayers to Saint Brother André section.