Meeting of the Messier families in Varennes
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Program of the day
- Manoir Saint-Michel, 3675 chemin de la Côte Bissonnette. Property of NUVO
- House of Jacques Messier, 2790 Marie Victorin. Property of Alwright Wilson
- House of Cap St. Michel, 3448 chemin de la Côte-Bissonnette. Property of Kronos Canada Inc.
10 h: Mass at the Basilica St. Anne de Varennes
La basilica is located on St. Anne street and the presbitary is at 30 de la Fabrique street, Varennes
12 h: Dinner
New Varennes Restaurant Pizzéria, 2386 Marie-Victorin, Varennes. Tel. 450-652-2991
13 h 30: Visit of 3 houses of « Messier » in Varennes
After that, possibility to visit the following sites:
- St. Anne Chapel
- Michel-Messier location street
At the end of the mass, we will listen the messages of the dignitaries:
Stephane Bergeron, deputy (MP) for Vercheres circumscription,
Denis LeBlanc, representing Martin Damphouse, Mayor of Varennes,
Jacques Dalpé, President of the "Société d’histoire de Varennes",
Jean-Pierre Messier, celebrant and
Richard Leonardo, President of our Association.
After that, there will be an unveiling of the plaque commemorating the fact that Michel Messier and Anne LeMoyne were buried in the basement of the church as promised in the agreement signed between Michel Messier and the priest of Varennes, Claude Volant de St Claude in 1718.
Will follow a visit of the basilica to admire the picture of St. Michael the Archangel and visit the shrine of St. Marguerite d’Youville.