St. Anne's Chapel Cemetery

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St. Anne's Chapel Cemetery

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Former Mi'kmaq Reserve at Beaumont
643 Beaumont Road
Memramcook, New Brunswick
Now a Registered Historical Site

This church as well as the rectory and cemetery was built in 1842 by Mi’kmaq Indians and Acadians and is known as Chapelle Sainte-Anne de Beaumont. It is situated near the village of Memramcook, a Mik’maq word meaning "Crooked River" for the chocolate looking river that runs through the valley. This most beautiful and picturesque area received Provincial Historic Site designation in 1990 as it is regarded as an important cultural and religious milieu connecting Acadian and the local Mi’kmaq culture which embraced Catholicism after chief Membertou conversion in 1610. This significant but somewhat forgotten cultural convergence also brought about a very significant choice by the Mi’k maq of Sainte-Anne as patron Saint, which also coincided with the Acadian National Society (Société Nationale de l’Acadie – SNA) designation in 1881 of Sainte-Anne August 15th anniversary as annual Acadian national holiday (Fête nationale de l’Acadie).

  • Added: 8 Oct 2016
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