Our Lady of Grace Shrine, located just a short walk from the Monastery …
Located in a natural outdoor setting, the Shrine’s in-going and out-going paths wend along a tiny rippling brook to a birch and fern banked place of prayer. Stations of the Cross mark the way along the short in-going path. The Shrine is known as “Holy Spring.” Cool, crystal clear water constantly bubbles from a rock braced spring. The beginning of this hallowed spot reached far back to the history of the “Belgian Monks.” The discovery and blessing of the refreshing spring is credited to the third prior of the Monastery, Fr. James Deportment, who had arrived there in 1857 or 1858.
sape’wuti’l waju’pinl, Kji-saqamaw tekweyask,
e’pijik pajiji-wuleynik aq wele’k ta’n
ktlamiluk weji-manit Se’sus.
Pejili Sape’win Ma’li, wekwisin Westawu’lkw, nike’j
alasutmelsewin, ejeleyek sa’q elue’wultiek aqq api’s
wikwia’tiek alasutmelsewitesnen. Na Tliaj.
Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous;
vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles, est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu,
priez pour nous pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l’heure de notre mort. Amen.
Photos of Our Lady of Grace Shrine on this page courtesy of Marlene Wells, Stellarton, NS.
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