All along the Saint Lawrence River, that remarkable gateway to North America, there are tributes to the builders and outstanding figures who have left their mark on the country. Just across from Île d’Orléans, at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the paintings in the Immaculée Conception Chapel, situated in the basilica’s basement, constitute an inspiring history lesson. Here, Marguerite Bourgeoys has just been attributed a place, a place of choice... [more]
WATERBURY CATHOLIC HIGH: This past weekend, a 50 year Graduate of Waterbury Catholic High came to Quonnie to invite any CND's who went to OR taught at Waterbury Catholic High from 1960-64 to attend their Reunion. It is on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014: Mass @ 11:15 in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with a Luncheon immediately after at the Watertown Golf Club - 246 Guernseytown Road, Watertown.
Yes, dreams do come true! Sisters from PEI who knew Sister Antoinette Desroches knew the dream that motivated and inspired her. We admired her tenacity for her project, while smiling that she had begun her “museum” by preserving artifacts under her bed until her dream could be realized. On Sunday, January 26, on the very same date and hour of the original meeting to launch the project held in 1964, Island Acadians and others gathered at the museum to recognize its contribution to the Acadian community during the past fifty years.