Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine of Mabou, Cape Breton
The Shrine Welcomes You!
- There are many sights and delights among the highland hills of Mabou. High on the list of places to visit is the Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine. A religious shrine, found in a charming miniature church which was moved from its original location in 1967 by the Brothers of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows. The small white church was repaired and restored and was officially opened as a Shrine in July of 1968, dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and the brave pioneers of the Mabou area.The Shrine is visited by thousands of travellers who nourish their spirit in the peace and serenity of this beautiful, reflective pause along the way.
- To assure that the Shrine will continue to be properly maintained and cared for, we invite you to become a "FRIEND OF THE SHRINE". As a "FRIEND", you will share in the following spiritual benefits: 1. A perpetual candle will be burning for your intentions. 2. On the second Sunday of September, every year, a Continuous Rosary will be said at the Shrine for all your intentions. 3.On that same Sunday, the intentions of the Friends of the Shrine for that entire year will be offered at a Mass at St.Mary's Parish Church in Mabou, immediately following the Continuous Rosary. 4. Members receive a novena prayer booklet. Perpetual members receive a certificate and have their names listed on the Perpetual Members list in the Shrine. MEMBERSHIP; Annual( Individual - $10; Family - $25 ) Perpetual ( Individual - $50; Family - $150 ) Cheques may be made payable to Friends of the Shrine and mailed to P.O. Box 10, Mabou, N.S. B0E 1X0.
- Visit the Giftshop beside the Shrine, offering an endless array of Catholic religious articles, as well as a number of items that are popular among other faiths, such as cards, souvenirs, candles, film and gifts for special occasions. The Shrine is always open to visitors year round. The Giftshop is open 9-5 every day, starting on the long weekend in May until the long weekend in September. The rest of the year our hours in the Giftshop are 1-4pm with the exception of January, February, and March when we close the shop for the winter.
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