THE SANCTUARY

In French, “Marguerite” means “daisy.” Like that flower, our first Canadian-born female saint thrived in poor soil, nourished by her faith and enlightened by the Light of Divine Providence as she helped the most needy.

Follow in the footsteps of Marguerite and relive the history of New France through her work, which spread and changed life in communities elsewhere in Canada and in the United States.

Discover the life and the spirituality of this saint by visiting the three parts of the sanctuary that are dedicated to her:

The museum, where you can find information and artifacts that tell the story of Saint Marguerite’s life and work

The Basilica of Saint Anne, where lies the tomb of this saint, born in Varennes

A welcome centre for tourists and pilgrims, the Maison Grise also hosts organizations providing help and food to people from Varennes and the surrounding area

Prepare yourself: you’re sure to experience a whole range of emotions on your visit as you discover the journey of this exceptional woman.