This morning we awoke to a bright sunny day. John and I took a walk after breakfast on the Waterfront Trail. We passed Manly St. I took a picture of the manliest man I could find.
The Shrine has been selected to have a Holy Door during this year of Mercy in the Church. There was a group on pilgrimage from India. The shrine grounds were very peaceful and contemplative. The Shrine itself was beautiful. In addition to the Jesuits, there were statues and pictures honoring St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
St. Joseph is the patron saint of Canada. The church was dedicated to St. Joseph. The Jesuits' original chapel when they came to the area was Ste. Marie and was dedicated to St. Joseph as well.
Of course, there were Stations of the Cross in the Shrine but there was also an outdoor Stations of the Cross on the grounds. There were statues on the grounds of the Martyrs.
The Canadian countryside was spectacular from the steps of the Shrine.
To get to the Shrine and back, I had to cross under Highway 12 and across the little river that led to Mud Lake. Kayakers were following the river. The bridge was scenic.
Thank you Midland. We had a great time.