Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Novena Appeal

June 2024 Dear Friend of Good Saint Ann, I don’t know who first called Saint Ann “good”, but this simple word certainly embodies the many qualities of the woman who was chosen by God to give life to her daughter Mary, the future mother of God’s son, Jesus. I like to think that of all […]

International Priest Support Appeal

Almost 125 years ago, four Canadian men from Montreal, Quebec, Canada came to New York, New York, USA to start a new foundation of Eucharistic ministry. This dream of our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, continued his vision to spread to the 4-corners of the world, beginning from his work in Paris, France, to “set […]

Mother’s & Father’s Day 2024

Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine, Stores are already reminding us that Mother’s and Father’s Day are soon approaching. Cards, flowers, gifts, and a personal visit are high on our list of ways to honor and show appreciation for the gift of life our parents so lovingly gave us, and the financial and moral support […]

Easter 2024

Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine, From darkness to light – from death to life! Christ is risen, alleluia! Happy Easter season to all! Let us celebrate and be glad! Resurrection is at the heart of God’s promise of eternal life to us. While we bask once again in the spring beauty and wonder of […]

Lent 2024

Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine, By happy coincidence, Ash Wednesday and Valentines’ Day this year fall on the same day, February 14. While Ash Wednesday opens the Church’s season of Lent and calls for fasting and abstinence and a forty day effort to eradicate our sins and grow in love of our God and […]

Thank You 2024

Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine, On behalf of Father Roger Bourgeois, Chaplain of Saint Ann Shrine, the Saint Ann Shrine Staff, and the Community of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, and generous support of Saint Ann Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament! […]

Christmas 2023

Dear Friend of Saint Ann Shrine, Jesus Came Once, He Remains Forever This idyllic painting by Joseph Paelinck, a Belgian artist, is not a Nativity Scene as such, but it is associated with the spirit of Christmas and the family gatherings that make it such a unique feast day. This attractive painting brings the entire […]

All Souls 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann Shrine, November always starts off with a “triple bang, Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. Halloween is a “big business” day for costume and candy stores as the young and adults alike enjoy the fantasy of looking like someone different than the person each one really is. It […]

Holy Rosary 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, October is dedicated to honoring Mary as Our Lady of the Rosary. But not surprisingly, Mary never prayed the Rosary as we know it today, she rather lived the joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious events of her divine son’s life, walking beside him, with her mind and heart ever […]

Mary’s Birthday 2023

Dear Friends of Saint Ann and her Shrine, When God decided to send his only Son Jesus to earth as a human, he chose three special persons: Ann and her husband Joachim who would give birth to a daughter named Mary, who in turn would be mother to the Savior of the World. Mary, our […]