Hostel at Quebec shrine closed for good due to high upgrade costs

Posted January 1, 2018 2:43 am by Editor

Hostel at Quebec shrine closed for good due to high upgrade costs

The hostel at the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré, which has provided spartan accommodation for pilgrims for more than 50 years, has closed for good.The Redemptorists who run the pilgrimage 30 kilometres east of Quebec City say it wouldn’t be profitable for them to upgrade the facility, situated on grounds directly below the basilica, up to standards that met fire regulations and conformed to other safety standards.“We had the fire inspectors in and it would cost about $800,000 to fix the building. The auberge is more than 50 years old and it needed a lot of work,” said rector Fr. Bernard Gauthier. “It is not

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