Rosary Bowls planned for Toronto area

  • October 5, 2019

OTTAWA -- Two Rosary Bowls will be celebrated in the Toronto area in October, following the inaugural Canadian Rosary Bowl that drew 800 people to Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park on Aug. 22.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board has invited Dennis and Angelina Girard, founders of the Marian Devotional Movement, to host a day-long Rosary Bowl event at Blessed Cardinal Newman High School in Scarborough on Oct. 19.

The second event on Oct. 26, sponsored by Canadian Goan Christian Group, will take place at the Canadian Coptic Centre in Mississauga.

The Girards will bring with them a replica of the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape that is now installed permanently in their home parish of Blessed Sacrament in Ottawa. 

The statue, itself a replica of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Cape at the National Marian Shrine of Notre-Dame-du-Cap in Trois-Rivières, Que., had been processed through 350 parishes and institutions before the 1947 Marian Congress in Ottawa where it was venerated by thousands in the largest religious event of its kind in North America at the time.

Both Toronto events feature a Mass, a group recitation of the rosary and a re-telling of the story of the shrine and the miracles that took place there in the 1800s.

Details of the event can be found at

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