Wednesday, August 04, 2010

August 12 anniversary Mass celebration at Carhagouha (1615)

"The historic site Carhagouha (near Lafontaine, Ontario) is the Huron/Wendat name for the site of the first Catholic Mass celebrated in Ontario, Canada on August 12, 1615 by Fr. Joseph Le Caron (member of the Recollets order) in the presence of French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, and the Wendat. Each year a Mass is celebrated to mark the anniversary."  from Wikipedia
Carhagouha commemorative altar and cross, photo by W. J. Gibson

1 comment:

John Raynor said...

It is unfortunate that the site where the Mass is currently celebrated is not supported by any archaeological or historical evidence as is the case for many of the currently marked sites.