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Centenary of the Ottawa Diocese


Marian Congress, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Ad Jesum Per Mariam
Wednesday, June 18th, 1947 - Sunday, June 22, 1947
Short Summary
The Marian Congress was Ottawa’s greatest pilgrimage of faith and drew over a quarter million people to the city.
No other occasion in the History of Ottawa induced as many people to come as far, and stay as long, as did the Marian Congress
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Parish Celebration Options
to Celebrate this Important Anniversary

Events which Celebrated

 the 70th Anniversary of this historic Congress

French documentary film on the Marian Congress that was held in Ottawa from June 18 to June 22, 1947 at Lansdowne Park.


Documentary Film in English

Text of English Video
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Pope Delivers Message for Marian Reception Day
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Text of the Consecration of Canada
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope Pius XII Radios Message of Hope to Marian Meet
Holy Father says Consecration of Canada to Mary
was crowning event of Great International Meeting
The Catholic Northwest Progress
Seattle Washington
Friday, June 27, 1947
by J. Frank Williams
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50,000 at Congress Consecration Service
Text of Sermon at Consecration Service

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The poem below can be found in the Congress program
For the 1947 Congress Program please see attachments at bottom of page