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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Open today: 06:00 - 21:00
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, is a catholic sanctuary and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. We welcome everyone to partake in panoramic views, music concerts and special...more
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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

I come here few time a year not for praying ! I bring my friends to show Montreal and this exceptional church !!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 262mhera
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit on a Sunday mass and tour. It was very difficult to find our way in. Maps brings you to a residential area with a closed entrance to the church. There is also a lot of construction around the area. The church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

An amazing church with a long history of healing and faith. The Apostle statues and the statues of the Stations of the Cross are magnigiscent! Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KRKAGordon
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Its reputation as a healing sanctuary which draws over 2 million pilgrims annually (the miraculous powers attributed to its founder Andre Bessette who apparently distributed magical therapeutic ointment to his congregation and credited his Josephian devotion for his abilities and hence the nomenclature of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

If anyone is visiting Montreal, this is a place you have to experience! It is Spectacular! A native of Montreal, but recently returned after being away for 23 years. One of the places I had to go back and visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Demi C
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

So many steps... From far away, it looks big. Up close, it still looks big. Inside, it’s one of the most impressive churches I’ve ever seen. It’s massive inside. Words don’t do it justice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thecornwell
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a place of expression of faith, prayer, healing and peace, the Oratory welcomes pilgrims and visitors in a spirit of openness. Saint Brother André's body is also there to see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This place is magnificently massive! I didn't go into the museum, and would love to return for a concert as the organ was impressive to just look at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macmariek
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Billed as one of the largest basilicas, St. Joseph’s also has a beautiful crypt and votive chapel. The decor is very modern and we were very fortunate to hear the organist play pieces by both Bach and Beethoven to what appeared to be a private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandi R
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is a beautiful structure a bit out of the way. We took a cab to the top and toured inside. It's not as ornate as some of the other Cathedrals but there is a most interesting display of Nativity Scenes depicted by a variety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Parc du Mont-Royal
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In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and
ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its
pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Maz S | Reviewed this property |
Open hours: 6am-9pm Click the link below for masses schedules: saint-joseph org/en/spirituality/faith-encounters/masses-schedule/
12 September 2018|
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Response from osjmr | Property representative |
Yes, please call ahead to make sure that we can assist you with your needs. 514 733-8211
10 May 2018|
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Yes, many bathrooms at different locations.