Ever since shipwrecked sailors built her a shrine, Ste. Anne de Beaupre has been visited and invoked by thousands yearly. The pilgrims have gone sick and returned well.
Her church, which lay in the province of Quebec, was destroyed in 1922 by fire ascribed to an incendiary. Money for its reconstruction was speedily obtained. Last Sunday, Louis Nazaire Cardinal Begin, Catholic Primate of Canada, laid the new basilica's cornerstone.
Out of the fire was saved the golden statue of Ste. Anne which contains bones of the Saint.
Archbishop Begin, a venerable figure of 74, is...