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Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada

located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River 35 km east of Québec City, is known worldwide for its shrine, a pilgrimage site attracting over one million visitors yearly. In 1658 Étienne Lessard, one of the first settlers, ceded some land for the construction of the first wooden chapel dedicated to Ste-Anne, who was especially venerated in New France.

Built too close to the river, it was damaged by the tides and rebuilt in 1661 at the foot of the slope. It was replaced by a stone church in 1676. Enlarged several times, the church welcomed thousands of pilgrims during almost 2 centuries. It was demolished in 1872 and replaced by the first basilica, which was destroyed by fire in 1922.

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  • 1650 - Shrine Established by Fishermen
    The shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre is established on the banks of the St. Lawrence River by the French fishermen in gratitude for deliverance from...Read MORE...


  • 1657 - Parish Ste. Anne de Beaupre (St. Anne du Petit Cap) established

    Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White

  • 1658 - On 13 March, 1658, therefore, the missionary, Father Vignal, came to choose the site and to bless the foundation of the proposed chapel which, by general consent, was to be dedicated to St. Anne.
    The very day the Saint showed how favourably she viewed the undertaking by healing Louis Guimont, an inhabitant of Beaupré, who suffered terribly...Read MORE...


  • 1658 - The basilica in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré was initially a shrine to honour Saint Anne.
    On March 8, 1658, a man by the name of Etienne de Lessard donated two frontal acres from the West end of his property to the Catholic Church so that...Read MORE...


  • 1666 Census - There were 533 people living at the Cote Beaupre

    www.canadiangenealogy.net/ chronicles/ new_france.htm

  • 1678 - Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    Chapel and Grotto at Ste. Anne de Beaupre
    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established in 1678
    Artwork
  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Ste-Anne de Beaupré with 222 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14

  • 1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne, Cote de Beaupre,
    by a decree of the council of state, Mar. 3, 1722, which confirmed a regulation of Feb. 20, 1721, extends one league in front along the St. Lawrence...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE, a post village in Montmorency co., Que., on the North shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the River Ste. Anne, 22 miles...Read MORE...


  • 1882-84 - Ste. Anne
    ...At Ste. Anne, history and tradition blend with the life and manners of today in a most striking way. The first settlers in the Cote de Beaupre...Read MORE...


  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    10018, avenue Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QUÉBEC
    Basilica Decree: 1887.01.28
    Source: Google maps

    Photograph
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    Menuisiers Allant & L'Ouvrage
    Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Que
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Sainte Anne de Beaupré, a post-village in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the Ste. Anne, 22 miles below ...Read MORE...


  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    At the Shrine of Ste. Anne Story of a Pilgrimage to the Famous Church Of (News Article)

    Date: 1896-09-20; Paper: Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
    GenealogyBank.com
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    The Memorial Church and Saint Anne's Spring
    Postcard
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    LA GARE - SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE - STATION
    Postcard
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Sainte Anne de Beaupre, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the Ste. Anne, 22 miles below ...Read MORE...


  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
    Main Street, St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
    Postcard
  • News 1922 - FAMOUS SHRINE IN RUINS. BASCILICA OF STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE DESTROYED BY FIRE BUT STATUE AND HISTORICAL RELICS ARE SAVED.
    DAMAGE SET AT $1,200,000

    FLAMES BREAK OUT IN SACRISTY, SPREAD TO MONASTERY AND THEN TO BASILICA.

    Apparatus Rushed From Quebec Able to Do Little ...Read MORE...


  • Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre
    Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Qué, Town, pop 2752 (2001c), 3023 (1996c), 3146 (1991c), 3162 (1986c), area 62.64 km2, inc 1855, located on the north shore of...Read MORE...




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Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
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Chapel and Grotto at Ste. Anne de Beaupre
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established in 1678
Artwork

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
10018, avenue Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QUÉBEC
Basilica Decree: 1887.01.28
Source: Google maps

Photograph

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Menuisiers Allant & L'Ouvrage
Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Que
Postcard

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
At the Shrine of Ste. Anne Story of a Pilgrimage to the Famous Church Of (News Article)

Date: 1896-09-20; Paper: Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
GenealogyBank.com

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
The Memorial Church and Saint Anne's Spring
Postcard

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
LA GARE - SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE - STATION
Postcard

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
Postcard

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
Main Street, St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
Postcard


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  • 1650 - Shrine Established by Fishermen
    The shrine of Sainte Anne de Beaupre is established on the banks of the St. Lawrence River by the French fishermen in gratitude for deliverance from... Read MORE...

  • 1657 - Parish Ste. Anne de Beaupre (St. Anne du Petit Cap) established

    Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
  • 1658 - The basilica in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré was initially a shrine to honour Saint Anne.
    On March 8, 1658, a man by the name of Etienne de Lessard donated two frontal acres from the West end of his property to the Catholic Church so that... Read MORE...

  • 1658 - On 13 March, 1658, therefore, the missionary, Father Vignal, came to choose the site and to bless the foundation of the proposed chapel which, by general consent, was to be dedicated to St. Anne.
    The very day the Saint showed how favourably she viewed the undertaking by healing Louis Guimont, an inhabitant of Beaupré, who suffered terribly... Read MORE...

  • 1666 Census - There were 533 people living at the Cote Beaupre

    www.canadiangenealogy.net/ chronicles/ new_france.htm
  • 1678 - Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré established at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Ste-Anne de Beaupré with 222 inhabitants

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
  • 1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne, Cote de Beaupre,
    by a decree of the council of state, Mar. 3, 1722, which confirmed a regulation of Feb. 20, 1721, extends one league in front along the St. Lawrence... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE, a post village in Montmorency co., Que., on the North shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the River Ste. Anne, 22 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1882-84 - Ste. Anne
    ...At Ste. Anne, history and tradition blend with the life and manners of today in a most striking way. The first settlers in the Cote de Beaupre... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Sainte Anne de Beaupré, a post-village in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the Ste. Anne, 22 miles below ... Read MORE...

  • Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, Québec, Canada


    Sainte-Anne de Beaupré_Québec_Canada (www.youtube.com)
  • 1906
    Sainte Anne de Beaupre, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the Ste. Anne, 22 miles below ... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - FAMOUS SHRINE IN RUINS. BASCILICA OF STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE DESTROYED BY FIRE BUT STATUE AND HISTORICAL RELICS ARE SAVED.
    DAMAGE SET AT $1,200,000

    FLAMES BREAK OUT IN SACRISTY, SPREAD TO MONASTERY AND THEN TO BASILICA.

    Apparatus Rushed From Quebec Able to Do Little ... Read MORE...

  • Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre
    Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Qué, Town, pop 2752 (2001c), 3023 (1996c), 3146 (1991c), 3162 (1986c), area 62.64 km2, inc 1855, located on the north shore of... Read MORE...

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