An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Shrine of the Sorrowful Mother

Today is Friday the 13th and I have no pictures of people travelling by motorcycle to Port Dover. Instead, here is a historic cemetery in St. Agatha in Wilmot Township. The history of the community is interesting and the town became a centre for Roman Catholics in Waterloo Region in the 19th century.

The Shrine of the Sorrowful Mother (est. 1859) stands in a very old cemetery. Underneath the floor of the shrine is a crypt with relics and tombs which are visible through ground level windows. This is a place of pilgrimage for some devout Catholics. (map)


Written by Ruth

August 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

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  1. Friday the 13th…means stay away from Port Dover…way to busy.

    This seems very interesting. Like you, I enjoy searching out old cemetries and reading old headstones. This one has crypt…interesting.

    Cheryl D

    August 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

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