Making a pilgrimage to Saint-Pierre-de-Lamy

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Photo: Lise Lafond

This little chapel now protects the original wooden statue of the Virgin Mary. A pathway through the trees beside it leads to the original site of the shrine.

In the early 1900s, Pierre Ouellet, a native of Saint-Cyprien east of Rivière-de-Loup, left his village and, with the help of his wife and their 12 sons, undertook the clearing of land east of Lac Témiscouata, thus founding a new municipality that is now called Saint-Pierre-de-Lamy. The name Saint-Pierre comes from Ouellet’s first name but also evokes the patron Saint Peter.