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The Bridge of Rosaries - Cap de la Madeleine, P.Q.
(True Story)

Playing Time: 21 Minutes

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Depiction of Pierre Lacroix, with Father Luc Desilets and Father Frederic during the apparition

Anyone who has experienced the cold of a Quebec winter, where the wind whipping up the St. Lawrence Valley will chill the bones of even the hardiest of souls and it is a given that the mighty St. Lawrence will freeze over, can be forgiven for thinking a mild winter in this part of Canada is a myth.

But for the people of Trois-Rivieres, the winter of 1879 was one of those years. Mild weather caused parishioners of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine much consternation as it meant the stone and building materials needed to construct a new church, the parish’s third since it was founded in 1678, could not be hauled as planned across the frozen river. A new church was needed as the parish numbers were on the rise, much of the credit going to pastor Fr. Luc Desilets and his devotion to the rosary.