Leadership

Famous Relic in Fire

Issue 23 and Volume 79.

Famous Relic in Fire The wrist bone of Ste. Anne de Beaupré, to which are attributed a number of miraculous cures, was scorched in a fire that destroyed the Shrine of Ste. Anne in the little village in the province of Quebec, Canada. Many relics of lesser import were found intact but priceless gifts of gold, silver and precious stones received from Kings and Queens, and marvelous church ornaments were destroyed. The famous statue of Ste. Anne was also lost. Firemen from Quebec traversed twenty-two miles of slippery road but they were powerless to save the basilica; instead they devoted their attention to preventing the spread of the fire. The basilica was a temporary structure and work was progressing on a new building to replace the one destroyed in 1922 at a loss of $1,200,000.

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