The Rebirth of Marylake
Our Bold New Vision
Marylake Shrine of Our Lady of Grace represents over 50 Years of Marian Devotion, as well as a Heritage of Sanctity, Scholarship and Spiritual Devotion.
Located in King City, just 15 minutes north of Toronto - Marylake is the chief foundation of the Order of St. Augustine in Canada.
Our campus includes a magnificent shrine and monastery, a Retreat Centre and 800 acres of picturesque grounds for meditation, prayer and enjoyment.
Our Bold New Vision was launched in September 2014, when we broke ground on The Rosary Path at Marylake
Our plan is to provide a space of reverent and enriching meditation upon the prayers of the Rosary, and a rewarding spiritual experience each time you visit.
Set upon 15 acres of breath-taking natural beauty, we are building a 1.5 km serpentine path with an 18-foot Great Crucifix at the beginning and 59 Our Father and Hail Mary beads.
We are deploying our Retreat Centre on weekdays as a place of contemplation and devotion not only for adults, pilgrims and groups, but also for high school kids and elementary classes.
Our goal to create a World-class Destination for Marian Devotion includes many other exciting initiatives
Future plans include adding the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross including the Tomb of the Resurrection, as well as a Marian fountain, Statues of the Mysteries, gazebos, benches, lights, trees and so on as well as signs reminding people of the worldly wisdom of St. Augustine.
We are currently using our Shrine as a Catholic Education and Entertainment Centre for speakers, concerts and conferences.
We hope to return to our farming roots and plan to start a Marylake Fair to promote local produce, artisanal goods and good stewardship of our land.
The Marylake Barn Project
Other potential plans include refurbishing our giant barn to create a facility to serve our faith and community.
The Marylake Bell - let it ring!
We plan to restore our massive bell so that its music can once again toll throughout the King Township, celebrating the glory of God!
Our Vision down the road...
- Marylake Reception Centre
- Hermitage Retreats
- The Marylake Barn Project
- Marylake Hallelujah Choir Competition
- Camp Marylake
- Marylake Christian Music Festival
- Marylake Under The Stars
- Marylake Environmental and Agriculture Centre
- Teaching the Wisdom of St. Augustine
The fact is this is a glorious time in Marylake’s history where we are reinventing ourselves. There’s a radiant window of opportunity opening up. Anything is possible for the greater glory of God and in praise of Mother Mary.