Blessed Melanie Calvat, messenger of the Virgin Mary whom she had seen crying at La Salette, said of the future Apostles: “It is the desire of God and the Mother of Mercies that the Order should begin and stand as a rampart before the nearly general APOSTASY”. Since the purpose of the Apostles of Infinite Love is the preservation of the Deposit of Faith, our most important works are prayer and sacrifice. In many places our chapels are open to the public: we offer traditional religious services, religious instruction in all its forms and the administration of the sacraments. Here is a quick overview of some of our Canadian centres:
Montreal, Qc. –Welcoming people at the small convent of Saint Anne. Sheep without shepherd, souls need to hear about God and eternal truths.
Montreal, Qc. –Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Smile where we offer the traditional religious services.
Quebec, Qc. –The House of Bread. Large food distribution centre for the underprivileged.
The House of Bread. –Preparation of sandwiches distributed daily.
The House of Bread. –The procession of people who punctually come to restock.
Shawinigan. –Monastery of Jesus Mary Joseph, where our Golden Age Sisters spend their last days in an atmosphere of prayer and peace.
Shawinigan. –Our elderly and sick Nuns powerfully support the Church of God through the strength of their prayers and their gift to God.
Petit-Champlain, Qc. –Librairie Père Frédéric is located in the heart of Old Quebec, where ferries and cruises pour out their streams of passengers.
Librairie Père Frédéric. –A large mural fresco depicts scenes from the life of the former inhabitants of Quebec City, a life deeply rooted in Faith.
Librairie Père Frédéric. –The mural. It shows, among others, Blessed Father Frederick of Ghyvelde, to whom our religious bookstore is dedicated.
Librairie Père Frédéric. –The shop offers an impressive range of religious articles: books, brochures, pictures of all sizes, rosaries, medals, statues, crucifixes, etc.
Librairie Père Frédéric. –People don't come to the bookstore just to buy something. Spiritual chats with the Nuns are worth the detour.
Librairie Père Frédéric. –Most of the articles are made by the Apostles.
The rosaries we offer are made by our nuns. They are available in all colors and in several quality ranges.
Our Lady of the Nations Mission in Toronto is well attended. In addition to prayer services, religious education is offered to children and adults. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors in this city, the mission of Our Lady of Nations contributes greatly to the sustenance of the Mother House and the House of Bread in Quebec City.
Toronto, On. –Our Lady of All Nations. Many of the faithful have been attending the mission for three generations already.
Toronto. –Celebration of Holy Mass in the chapel of the Convent of Our Lady of All Nations.
Toronto. –Administration of a baptism.
The greatest support that can be offered to a soul is to help it reach the goal of its life:
to know, love and serve God.
Toronto. –Procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
Toronto. –Celebration of the month of Mary. The girls in festive dress crown the statue of their Heavenly Mother.
Toronto. –Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them, says Jesus.
Toronto. –People come to us to receive religious instruction, to ask for prayers or spiritual guidance.
The Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God has two centres in British Columbia: Whonnock and Burnaby. The ministry of our members consists primarily of praying and serving God. The apostolate is carried out through the administration of the sacraments, spiritual guidance, and the distribution of the Magnificat calendar.
Whonnock, BC. –Nestled in beautiful nature, the chapel is a haven of peace and grace.
Whonnock, BC. –Religious instruction during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Whonnock, BC. –After the Sunday Mass.
Whonnock, BC. –When weather allows, the forest provides a wonderful backdrop for our prayers.
Burnaby, BC. –Comfort visit to a fine disabled lady.
Burnaby, BC. –During the Christmas holidays, happy hours are spent singing hymns to the Infant Jesus.
Burnaby, BC. –Distribution of the Magnificat calendar.