Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal

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Known for its giant dome, Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal represents one of the world's most significant churches dedicated to St. Joseph, drawing over 2 million worshipers every year. The massive cathedral features a votive chapel with approximately 10,000 lights and candles. Completed in 1967, this pilgrimage site displays the heart of Brother Andre, who reportedly performed various miracles and possessed healing powers. Religious visitors come to see the relic, climbing 300 wooden stairs on their knees to reach the oratory. Casual tourists can walk up the stone steps or board a shuttle bus at the base of Mount Royal. Put Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Montreal trip maker app .
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  • This is one of those places that must be visited. It is located in an elevated place where you can get a beautiful view. It is very well kept. The architecture is wonderful , although inside the "basi...  more »
  • The oratory is situated in an elevated area which gives you a great view of the Montreal city. Plan for 3-4 hours and inside was very beautiful  more »
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  • Great place to catch the sunset. Really interesting, architecturally. The outside of the basilica is completely different from the interior, not what I expected at all. The interior looks quite modern and contemporary. Originally only came to view the sunset over Montreal, but arrived early so ended up exploring the inside of the Oratory, which was interesting. It’s really spacious inside, much larger than it looks. There’s also an original chapel, which is very small but quaint and worth a peek, it’s a short 2mins walk from the main basilica.
  • Very nice place. There is something magical here. It offers a serene atmosphere while maintaining the sanctity of the place. People from various Faith's come here to offer prayers and they receive answers to their prayers. And other people come to offer thanks giving for receiving answers to their prayers. This is one place I highly recommend, a must visit and see. Take the entire tour of the place after going for confession which is available on premise, then offer your prayers with holiness and wait for your miracle as you continue with your life. Once you receive your miracle, don't forget to come back and thank God for your miracle.
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