We are the people that have been welcoming you for several generations already in each of the Catholic spiritual centers of Québec: The Ursuline community, the Augustinians, the Jesuits, the parish community of the Basilica cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Québec and the Seminary of Québec. Today we are still happy to invite you to meet those who had an important impact on the history of each of our communities, our diocese and our City of Québec.
A pilgrimage in New France
François de Laval, Marie de l’Incarnation, Catherine de Saint-Augustin, Jean de Brébeuf and his companions, these saints who left everything behind them to proclaim the Gospel… To follow in their footsteps, is to recall that even if the mission can contain many hardships and renunciations, it will not diminish the enthusiasm and the will to bring the faith to those who do not now yet Jesus. To make a pilgrimage with our holy Founders allows you to become aware of the gift of joy, generosity and charity, it is to discover that many centuries later, the fruits of their efforts are still visible.
A pilgrimage on a site recognized as part of Unesco’s world heritage
The tombs of our holy Founders to be found in the heart of Old Québec, are recognized internationally for its rich historical heritage. To make a pilgrimage in Old Québec is to follow in the footsteps of all those who built the City of Québec, cradle of the French civilization in America.
Wander through the narrow streets and passages and discover old and well preserved houses built by our ancestors,
Take the time to meditate while looking at the majestic Saint Lawrence River,
Admire the often stunning architecture of our churches,
Relive the past through these houses, the remparts and the plains of Abraham,
Pray at the various tombs of our Saint Founders and walk in their footsteps
THEME OF THE YEAR 2022
“Engaged in God’s project”
All the churches and chapels you will visit are located in a radius of half a square kilometer. Between each site, you only have a few minutes walk, giving you an ideal length of time to recite your rosary and entrust your prayer intentions to the intercession of the Saints.