St Joseph Oratory Montreal

The Oratory at Night

What a special place. Let’s take a peek..

The Basilica

The Basilica or ,Upper Church has modern statutes and the Blessed Mother Adoration Chapel behind the altar. Masses occur in both English and French and the information desk staff are helpful with directions and answering questions. A large gift shop is also available, as are machines for snacks near the information desk.

St Joseph Statute in the Crypt Church

The Crypt Church is in the basement of the Oratory.

Near this Church are where confessions occur, candles to St. Joseph can be lit, and St. Andre’s remains are located. The hallway behind the candle area reveals the rock on which the Oratory was built along with a statute of the Blessed Mother.

The Church is currently undergoing a major renovation. This sign explains the pending upgrades.

Parlez-vous francais??

The Pavilion – Stayed at this guest house on the Oratory grounds. Rates are reasonable with breakfast included.

While my prayers didn’t stop Putin’s aggression, Saint Brother Andre’s words give hope..

St Andre

St Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Canada

Andre Bessette began his life in poverty as the 8th child of a family of 12 children. He suffered health and employment concerns, eventually finding his way as a doorman in the College of Notre Dame. Here his devotion was recognized, and he eventually became Brother Andre of the Congregation of Holy Cross Orders. Thousands of miracles and cures occurred through his prayers, always invoking the intercession of St. Joseph. The church shown below was built to accommodate those flocking for his cures.

Crutches line the church left by those who were cured.

Brother Andre’s devotion led him to begin the Oratory and this is where his remains now lay.

On October 17, 2010 he was formally recognized as a Saint.

St. Andre