After 100 years, Alberta’s Skaro Shrine still draws thousands of pilgrims and visitors
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro Shrine for those who don’t know its history.
Tucked in a corner between two rural highways, northeast of Edmonton, truck and cars whiz by. The drivers tend to overlook the small church and semi-circular stone grotto beside it.
Yet thousands of pilgrims flock to Skaro each year to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary on Aug. 14-15 as they have done for 100 years. Tour buses stop at the site. Recreational vehicles park on the grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel, the parish church of the Skaro district. Vespers are sung