"MIDLAND -- HOME OF MARTYRS' SHRINE" Top 5 Page for this destination Midland by LoriPori

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Saturday, June 25, 2005
Hans, Jane (CDNJane) and I spent a wonderful afternoon together. After meeting up in Horseshoe Valley, we headed for Orillia, checked out the casino there -- Casino Rama, and stopped by Lake Couchiching. After we all had an ice cream and it was only 3:30, we decided to go on to Midland and see the Martyrs' Shrine, which is absolutely beautiful and so
peaceful and serene. We then went out to eat and then headed back to Horseshoe Valley where we left our truck. All in all it was a wonderful day spent with a good friend. Thanks Jane. You're the Best.


Martyrs' Shrine has been a gathering place for all of Humanity -- Canadian born Catholics, Immigrant Catholics from the world over, non-Catholic Christians and those of other faiths, young and old alike. Throughout the years, many school children have come to MARTYRS' SHRINE on pilgrimmage with their class.

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  • Pros:A Peaceful, Serene, Special Place
  • Last visit to Midland: Jun 2005
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    A very interesting page!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jan 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM

      Midland has a lot of history for sure, but it is not all pleasant. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Martyrs' Shrine really worth presenting on VT and visiting as a place for pilgrimage! Thanks Lori for the virtual tour!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 8:46 AM

    A beautiful church, and such an interesting history of the area.

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 1:12 PM

    Great page, interesting details of the Shrine and wonderful pictures. Definitely among my top favorite ones from your pages.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 1:57 PM

    The style of the Martyr's shrine is amazing! That reminds me of Aberdeen in Scotland! It is sad to read the story of these martyrs.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2006 at 6:32 PM

    Martyrs' Shrine is a must see for me now. Thanks for sharing.

  • CdnJane's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 3:56 AM

    Great pictures and descriptions, I certainly enjoyed that day out with you and Hansi.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 7:54 AM

    This reminds me of the Shrine in Indianapolis...mammoth, ornate, historic, and oh, so beautiful. Your photographs are stunning.

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    The sky was beautiful that day, really makes your photos look great. Love the unusual angles that you shot! Great job. ps. hope you are having a great time in Europe, can't wait to hear all about it.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 8:24 AM

    Lori, an interesting page on this aspect of Canadian history! It brought back dim memories of long-ago history lessons on the sad fate of these Jesuit missionairies.


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