The original Diocesan Shrine in St Mary's, Ontario, was built in 1954 and dedicated by Bishop Cody in 1963. After 1998 the shrine was moved near St Patrick's church, on the 10th Line near Merlin, Ontario.
There are four trails to experience: the Rosary Trail, the Saints Trial (featuring over 70 statues), the Approved Apparitions trail, and the Stations of the Cross Trail. Lighting is installed throughout the Shrine. There is a picnic area and washrooms are available. WHen visiting, you are welcome to bring your a picnic lunch and lawn chair.
"Our Lady's Garden" began with the creation of the Rosary trail. The Rosary Trail has been created in the shape of a rosary and includes all fifteen mysteries. The Saints Trail leads you through the lives of many saints. The statue of St Philomena was the first to be added to this trail. The Stations of the Cross Trail leads you to the Pieta statue. Most recently, the Approved Apparitions of Our Lady Trail has been added. This trail includes dedications to Our Lady of Lourdes, Guadalupe, Knock, and Fatima. The trails will continue to evolve as more statues are donated. The trails are maintained entirely by volunteers.
For more information about the Shrine, please visit their website.