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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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It was 30 years ago I went to see the Saint Joseph's Oratory on Mount Royale in Montreal built by St. Brother Andre in honor of Jesus Father. In the front there are stairs that my Step-Father's Mother, a devout Catholic would climb up on...More
I was born in Ontario, but moved to Montreal when I was 5 and remained there for over 30 years...
My experiences, as a native, are vast... and I could write a review on every single site, but I chose to review St. Joseph's Oratory...More
This is an amazing architectural structure! I think it is the second largest dome structure in the world and the largest structure dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. Just a marvel.
Even a person who is not spiritual might appreciate the story of this...More
Unless you're a devout Catholic, this site will hold no real attraction. The exterior is bombastic, and the interior architecture is modernist and undistinguished. The votive candles, collection of crutches left by those supposedly cured, and crowds of devotees will most likely strike the unbeliever...More
A great place to go if you are a practicing Catholic. Mass, confessions and spiritual guidance are available all day. There are guidebooks for sale ($2.00) in English that is an arrow guide that explains everything in the Oratory. If you are a believer, a...More
Saint Joseph's Oratory is a must see. I think it should be the number 1 attraction in Montreal. I will certainly recommend it to everyone visiting Montreal. There is no admission fee; you only need to make donations as you like. It is open from...More
We visited St Joseph oratory in February on a snowy day, so we had to skip the gardens. The exterior is grand and imposing, well worth seeing. The interior is more modern and unexpected, but worth a quick visit; the votive candle chapel is ultra-modern,...More
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature walks that cater to every season and level of athlete. 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
competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.