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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
514-733-8211
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Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. You must come visit our treasures like the votive... more » Owner description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. You must come visit our treasures like the votive chapel containing 10,000 lights and votive candles, our marvelous museum with a permanent exhibit of hundreds of creches from around the world, the Chapel of Brother Andre built in 1904, the heart of Brother Andre, our spectacular gardens containing the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the majestic Basilica. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Full of energy. I am not a religous person. But i believe in this place energy. When i get there. I get out of myself. It helped me through the hard times alot. If you have a heart. And u have a legitimate wish . Go there with heart open and selfless. Open the eye of your heart and u... More

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Levittown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Don't let the stairs scare you. It is so worth the climb. It is several Churches in one. Do visit Brother Andre's quarters, as well as the Votive Chapels of St. Joseph,

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I loved touring St. Joseph's Oratory. It was inspiring and moving. Truly a pilgrimage site. It was an honor to spend time there in prayer and in learning the history of the Oratory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I am not Catholic but can feel the dedication and humbleness of the believers, who dedicated to build this church. The scene is magnificent. Don't miss the garden outside (the path of the cross)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture! Lovely landscapes and gorgeous views. You do not need to be religious to enjoy this site.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Architecture Marvel ; Just so much to explore a good 3 hours can be spent here. A church to be visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

You don't have to be particularly religious to appreciate the dedication and calling it took to construct this magnificent building. Advice: take your time. We sat on the stairs and enjoyed the view of Montreal. Sit in the church and just breathe. Makes everything in life simple, even if just for a minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We spent more than 2 hrs here, so much to see inside and the outside. The breathtaking sunset of the city view impressed us a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lucky enough to see pilgrims to this church climb the 99 steps to the church's door and making prayer and suplication.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We walked from downtown which took about 1 hour and we got to see more residential areas of the city. There is parking if you want to drive. There is a lot to see on the grounds with the main church, a smaller church, crypts, etc.. There are restroom facilities, a museum and a gift shop. This was one of... More

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