Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Take in the immense site, from the carillon to the basilica, through the Votive Chapel, the Tomb of Saint Brother André, founder of Saint Joseph’s Oratory, the Crypt Church, the display on Brother André and the original Chapel. Discover more than one hundred years of history, culture and development at the largest shrine in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph, a jewel of Montreal’s heritage.
The gigantic oratory honors St Joseph, Canada’s patron saint. The largest shrine ever built in honor of Jesus’ father, this Renaissance-style building was completed in 1960 and commands fine views of the northern slope of Mont-Royal. The oratory dome is visible from anywhere in this part of town. The oratory is also a tribute to the work of Brother André, the determined monk who first built a little chapel here in 1904.