In New France, as in the home country, miraculous powers were attributed to the Virgin and the saints. They were worshipped by the faithful through the use of religious objects and images representing them, such as statues or relics. They were asked to assist in the curing of an illness or the lifting of a plague, and were thanked when requests were granted.

Devotion to the Virgin
Declaration of the Jesuit Claude de Veroncourt concerning the statue of the Holy Virgin in the chapel of the Huron village near Québec, February 5, 1669