By Catholic Digest Staff
Feast Day: July 26
Louis Guimont was healed the moment he placed three stones on the foundation of what would become the site of the shrine of St. Anne. A townsman of Beaupre, Guimont suffered from rheumatism, but had a deep devotion to the blessed mother’s mother, as did many early French settlers in Quebec. Since that day in 1658, pilgrims to the impressive shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre in Quebec, Canada, have witnessed and experienced countless miracles and healings through the intercession of St. Anne. Though the chapel that Guimont helped to create was rebuilt in 1876, his tradition of faith — and healing — lives on. The main doorway of the church is flanked by crutches and other similar aids left behind by those who have prayed for St. Anne’s intercession and been healed.