A wooden chapel was built at Cap de la Madeleine in 1659, and in 1694 the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary was established here. The old wooden chapel was replaced, in 1720, by a stone building which is to-day known as the Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. The chapel is the oldest building of its kind in Canada.
Once a parishioner of Cap de la Madeleine presented a Madonna, with eyes lowered, to the chapel; that was in 1854. Thirty-four years later, in 1888, witnesses testified that the Madonna‚„s eyes had become animated. Ever since the statue has been considered miraculous and has been the occasion of great pilgrimages. In 1904 Pope Pius X sanctioned the crowning of the Cap de la Madeleine Virgin as Our Lady of Canada, and five years later the Canadian Roman Catholic bishops pro-claimed the sanctuary to be a national place of pilgrimage. Near the Shrine is the Bridge of the Rosaries built to perpetuate the memory cf an ice span over the St. Lawrence, believed to have been miraculously formed in 1879; the bridge is decor-ated with large rosaries.
The harbour at Three Rivers is as important as regards tonnage handled as the harbour at Quebec. There are two milesr of quay, and on the water-front stands a two-milhon bushel elevator.
Trois Rivieres is well known as a winter-sports centre, and some of Canada‚„s best ski-jumpers have come from the city. in the vicinity there is good trail and open slope skiing; facilities include nursery slopes, a 25-metre jumping hill, slalom hill and ski-tow. Grandes Piles, a village some 30 m. up the St. Maurice is the favourite ski-resort for Three Rivers. Special ski-trains are organized for all-day excursions, as overnight accommodation is unlikely to be found in the village.
Side-route A. Three Rivers to La Tuque, 113 m.
Rail. A. C.P.R. branch line connects Trois Rivi„¾res with Grand’mere, 29.5 m. This line runs at times along the slopes of the valley and provides much better oppor-tunities of seeing the river than either of the roads, both of which are at some distance from the lower section of the valley. Three Rivers to Shawinigan Falls, 45 mins.;
Montreal for For the political theorist, in contrast, the objects of study are selfconscious agents, that is, thinking human beings who reflect on themselves, their worldly conditions, and their actions. This self-reflexivity makes human behavior far more irregular and unpredictable than the behavior of other forms of life or of inorganic forms of matter. Self-reflection changes how we understand ourselves and our world and hence how we act in the world. While social scientific theories may systematically chart human behavior, therefore, they seldom, if ever, fully explain or predict it. Their subject matter is simply too complex, variable, and self-reflective. Human actors may even change their behavior in light of a social scientific theory. This behavioral change, in turn, may invalidate the original theory’s explanations or predictions. Montreal 2016.