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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
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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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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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A must see!!

My husband and I visited the Oratory and just could not get over the size of the structure!! The church is beautiful and we were fortunate to be there when someone was playing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the Oratory and just could not get over the size of the structure!! The church is beautiful and we were fortunate to be there when someone was playing the organ. The sound was unbelievable.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From time to time I visit this incredible church and saint Andre's candles of prayers. It gives an amazing feeling of calmness, emotional fulfillment and uplifting spirits! It attracts different kinds of people and religions. If you're lucky, there will be a mass in progress! Masses are also seen on TV or Internet every morning at 08:30.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Oratory was quite impressive from the bottom of the hill as you come up the steps. I found the interior to be somewhat jarring when compared to the style of the outside.

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Thank K S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love coming to this church. You can pray by yourself or attend the mass. it's really popular with tourists and there is a great view of the city especially during sunset. A piece of history and you will learn a great deal about the neighborhood as well

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a nice place to have a little bit of peace and spirituality. And in summer , the view is astonishing. Can’t not wait to see if they make the observatory

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Thank Steve D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in the shadow of St. Joseph's Oratory for the first 20 years of my life. Brother Andre's little house, the stacks of crutches, the way of the cross, the speak of a different time when faith was palpable in the air. A special place to pray and meditate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Positioned high above the city, the Oratory is worth a visit just for the views. This was the third time I've been there in about 50 years, but this time the museum was closed. That was a huge disappointment because the tower of crutches in the museum was seared into my memory from the first visit, when I was a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the church is large, but not beautiful as i was thinking about. looks like a new church but with long history.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not a believer that wants to meditate in a huge cathedral and you do not care for the 180 view of the city this location has to offer then I would not visit it. It is suitable for people with disabilities or older people, with good access. The architecture is impressive in size only but does not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to climb a number of steps or take the shuttle up to the first layer of steps!! Inside has a more modern feel compared to the basilica and cathedral. Special votive area to light a candle and say a prayer!! Worried about the people who were hanging on the icons!! Surprised security was not reacting!! View from top... 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.
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