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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...

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.

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Short drive from downtown Montreal. Grounds/gardens are so beautiful. I was speechless as I entered the basilica of St. Joseph's. Third largest dome - truly impressive. Loved... read more

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short drive from downtown Montreal. Grounds/gardens are so beautiful. I was speechless as I entered the basilica of St. Joseph's. Third largest dome - truly impressive. Loved the contemporary interior design. The lights, stained glass, and metal work are without equal. Please do not miss visiting this gem!

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The observatory level provides an amazing view of the city. The newly renovated sanctuary is absolutely gorgeous. But most amazing is seeing how many canes and crutches there are from the people he healed.

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After walking to the top of Mount Royal (Mont Royal) we visited St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. This is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine and is Canada’s largest church. This is Montreal's version of Paris's Sacre de Cour. It is set dramatically on Mont Royal with stairs climbing up to the magnificent Cathedral above. The dome,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place to visit on a bright and sunny day - to take advantage of the photogenic city view. But be ready to walk a flight of stairs...good thing elevators and escalators abound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning. I enjoyed this as much or more that Notre Dame. The blue in honor of Mary was beautiful. Worthy of your time!

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What a great way to end our vacation with a stop at St Joseph's Oratory. Mass happened to be offered in both English and French which was a bonus for us Americans. My husband chose the French mass and as a non Catholic understood and enjoyed the mass along with the boys choir. Beautiful site to see so many celebrate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting story of the origin of this Oratory. Huge is not a big enough word to explain the size of this attraction.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very large, modernist church; interesting for the history and for the healing powers ascribed to the spirit of Brother Andre, the church's founder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the stops on the hop on hop off bus. The view from St. Joseph's is amazing. The steps up to the top of the Oratory look overwhelming. Fortunately, if you go to the right side of the building, you will find escalators that will take you to the top. An elevator is also available. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everytime our family visits Montreal, we come to Oratoire St. Joseph. We revisit the Basilica, the Crypt Church, the tomb and the heart of Brother Andre. We re-read the messages of love on the walls. We recall the stories of service, suffering and sacrifice. And we marvel at the power of faith. And then we become all conflicted as we... More 

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Parc du Mont-Royal
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.