Novena
to Saint Anne

Pastoral theme 2015: “COME, THE LORD IS CALLING 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 BISHOP MARCEL DAMPHOUSSE
Preacher of the French Novena

Mgr Marcel Damphoussse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Born on March 19, 1963, in Saint-Joseph, Manitoba, Bishop Marcel Damphousse was ordained a priest on June 28, 1991, for the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface. He served in a number of French and English parishes throughout the Archdiocese before being named Rector of the Cathedral in 2008. The Bishop earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1984 at the University College of Saint Boniface, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in theology in 1989 from Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He received his formation for the priesthood at Saint Paul’s Seminary, Ottawa. In 2002 he earned a licentiate in spiritual theology from the Teresianum in Rome.

On June 28, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named the Reverend Marcel Damphousse as Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall.



BIOGRAPHY OF FR. BERNARD GAUTHIER, C.Ss.R.
Preacher of the English Novena

Bernard Gauthier v light

Father Bernard Gauthier was born in Clermont, Quebec on May 12, 1965.  He obtained his Master’s degree in Theology from Laval University and was ordained a Redemptorist priest at St.Anne’s Shrine on March 20, 1993.

Since his ordination, he worked at the shrine from 1993 to 2002 as rector of the Basilica, did parish ministry in New Brunswick from 2002 to 2011 and in Montreal from 2011 to 2015. He is assigned at the shrine as vice-rector since February 2015, and assigned rector of the Basilica since June 1, 2015.

SCHEDULE

Soon to come: the complete schedule of the Novena in PDF format.

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