As COVID continues, we celebrated meeting online again for 2021.
VIDEO PLAYLIST: The video below shows the complete playlist of all the different daily videos as they became available. Or see them individually on the EVENT SCHEDULE.
Read Archbishop Smith’s announcement: Statement Re: LSA Pilgrimage 2021
Welcome from Chief Arthur Rain of Paul First Nation
Welcome from Chief Tony Alexis of Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation
Welcome from Rev. Garry LaBoucane, OMI
Director of Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage
Each July, thousands of pilgrims make their way to the shores of Lac Ste Anne. Many come in search of healing and spiritual renewal. Some simply come to reconnect with old acquaintances and forge new friendships.
This pilgrimage, which began over a hundred years ago, has become the largest annual Catholic gathering in Western Canada.
First called Wakamne or God’s Lake by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation who live on the west end of the Lake, and Manito Sahkahigan or Spirit Lake by the Cree, Lac Ste Anne, about 75 km northwest of Edmonton, is the site of the annual pilgrimage, one of the most unique and memorable spiritual gatherings in North America.
Please join us, all are welcome!