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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prayer Monument (RM of Springfield)

This monument at the intersection of Willowdale Road and Zora Road, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, is based on a tradition brought by settlers from Europe to provide a place to stop and pray during a day’s activities. During the feast of St. Mark, a procession beginning from the church would visit each cross or statue and a prayer would be said for a bountiful harvest and good weather.

Prayer Monument

Prayer Monument (May 2013)
Source: Ron Burek

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.00358, W96.79623
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Ron Burek and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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