Saint Anthony’s Hermitage, Quebec
The story of Saint Antony’s Hermitage
Antoine de Lac-Bouchette, Quebec, hosts this shrine, located in a beautiful natural setting that opens one up to spiritual renewal. Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of Lourdes, the center had its beginnings in 1907 and has been run by the Capuchin Friars since 1925.
It started with a small chapel being built on the land acquired by Abbé Elzéar Delamarre. A cave was found on the property that seemed reminiscent of the Grotto at Lourdes and so the Abbe built a replica of the Grotto there as a place of prayer.
Over the years it has become a place of prayer and renewal for thousands. Here in this beautiful setting you can take the time to appreciate God’s handiwork in nature.
You will find all sorts of lake activities, a hiking trail, dining room, as well as chapel. You can choose to stay in campgrounds, chalets or the modern hotel. There are family cabins or “hermit cabins”.
Traveling to St. Anthony’s Hermitage:
The hermitage is roughly 160 miles (270 Km) north of Quebec City.
Address: 250 Route de l’Ermitage, Lac-Bouchette, QC G0W 1V0
GPS coordinates: 48° 16′ 19.2288” N, 72° 11′ 30.3180” W
Tel: (+1) 418-348-6344 or toll-free 1-800-868-6344
Click here for the official website of Ermitage de Lac-Bouchette.