Novena
to Saint Anne

Pastoral theme 2017: “That my Joy may be in you”

The Novena is held from July 17 to 25. It concludes with the Feastday of Saint Anne on July 26. It is the most important time of the year at the Shrine.

PREACHERS OF THE FRENCH
AND ENGLISH NOVENA

BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DUVAL, C.SS.R.
Preacher of the French Novena

Charles was born in Gatineau, but his family quickly left the region and moved to Sherbrooke, where Charles lived out his youth. It was also here that he met the Redemptorists; they were in charge of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish where his family was living. When he was 21 years old, he entered the Redemptorist Novitiate at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. He was ordained a priest in June 1993. 

BIOGRAPHY OF RÉJEAN BERNIER
Preacher of the French Novena




Married and father of a 5-year-old girl, Réjean Bernier has been the assistant-manager of the Agapê Centre in Quebec City since 2003. This Centre, founded in 1988, offers a comprehensive Christian education and development program to young adults, integrating faith into their everyday life. Before working at Agapê, Rejean worked for 15 years as member of the pilgrimage and pastoral teams at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré; he was also a columnist for The Annals of Saint Anne. Having studied in communications, theology, and spirituality, Réjean is dedicated to delivering his message and sharing his faith in a way that is accessible to everyone.

 



BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD L'ARCHER, I.V. DEI
Preacher of the English Novena

I am Richard L’Archer,priest of the Voluntas Dei Institute. I am 57 years old and when I look back,I see myself as a hotel manager, a plane pilot, a real estate agent, a teacher. I also find myself in Europe, Haiti, Africa, and Ontario, Canada. Yet none of these trades experienced, none of these visited countries filled me as much as hearing Jesus tell me in the Gospel of John (15:11): Richard “I tell you this so that my joy may be in you and let your joy be perfect. ” It took me years to grasp this phrase of Jesus though I had read so many times.

SCHEDULE

Access the Schedule of the Novena on the PDF of the Novena by Horaire_neuvaine_2017-ANG.pdf

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