MP-0000.158.18 | Religious procession, Ste Anne de Beaupré, QC, about 1925

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Religious procession, Ste Anne de Beaupré, QC, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"Ste. Anne de Beaupré: About 20 miles from Quebec, and reached by electric railway, is Ste. Anne de Beaupré, a famous Catholic shrine to which wonder-working qualities are ascribed. Tradition says it was founded in the sixteenth century by storm-driven French sailors who had vowed to erect a shrine where they landed if their lives were spared. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims go every year to Ste. Anne, especially during July. The curative powers of the shrine are attested by huge pyramids of crutches and sticks discarded by invalids who have been cured of their infirmities by the intervention of "La Bonne Sainte-Anne.""

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.