St Josephs Oratory Of Mount RoyalCurrently Closed
- Address: 3800 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3V 1H6, Canada
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-5147338211
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal - Review
With a perfect blend of nature, culture and spirituality, the St Josephs Oratory of Mount Royal in the heart of the city is the largest shrine built in 1904 by the Saint Brother Andre as an ode to Saint Joseph. Nestled on the northern sill slopes of Mount Royal, the oratory is surrounded by rich greenery, spacious lawns, flower beds, towering trees and landscaped gardens. The Eucharist and Morning Mass Worship in French language take place at 8.30 am from Monday till Saturday. The Garden of the way of The Cross, the natural reserve and the Iris “Frere Andre” are the special nature attractions. The cultural marvels of St Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal are the musicians of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal who play the Paccard Carillion, Casavant Organ and the Beckerath Organ. The museum showcases the religious and artistic heritage of Quebec and beyond.
St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal Information
- This chapel should certainly not be missed.
How To reach St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal by Public Transport
- Buses 51, 166, 368 to stop -Oratoire Saint-Joseph (Queen-Mary/du Frère-André)
Restaurants Near St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal
- L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
- Van Houtte
- Second Cup
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St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal, Montreal Reviews
Located at the highest point of Montreal, the cathedral is breathtaking. For those afraid of heights, prepare to hold tight on the railings! If you're planning to light a candle in the chapel, remember to bring a few bucks to help the church refilled them. We put in $10 for every candle we lit. A small donation that we believe is fair to help the church with the upkeep. Great place to visit. The church dome is massive! Very impressive. We can't wait to go back on our next visit and explore the park behind the church and have a panoramic view of the city.
It was beautiful. Some people were going up the middle stairs on their knees and praying as they went. I have never done that and I was unsure of the reason, but it might be beneficial to research this if this interests you. I sure there is a beautiful drive behind this and maybe even a specific prayer that is encouraged. I loved going up the stairs, admiring the landscape, and then being greeted by the warmth of the church. It was welcoming and you felt invited to stay and spend time in reflection and prayer if you wished. The architecture and art was slightly different than I had experienced before I found it refreshing to experience this churches character and uniqueness. The church itself and the prayer chapel is free to go in, but they do ask for donations and there museum does cost, but I am unsure how much. I am happy we went.
Been here few times. Its sad how some people used it like museum only? I had oriental ask me inside to take pics of them standing next to candles. Once done she said don't get in my pictures as I went to pray? This is a powerful church go with devotion respect love prayers offerings. Go for blessings for mother earth your ancestors about justice and freedom in the world. Encourage others same. Meditate. Why others go on hands knees? Because it's called devotion a promise a vow like some go to pray some light candles some to be heal be free crutches some on knees for their children blessings. Brother Andre intention was spiritual should remain that .For museum or fun please go elswhere. God bless
Grand and vast greenery, superb landscape and architecture. Theres is so much to this place it’s hard to put it into something short and sweet. I can tell you now unless you have legs or cardio of an athletes take your time on those stairs. It is definitely a trek on the ramp or stairs. There are elevators and escalators once inside. There’s quite a few gift shops indoors but I don’t remember anywhere selling food inside. In terms of transportation you can drive the car half way up the hill. It’s not too far by public transport either, just a block north from the station and you can’t miss it. There aren’t many staff roaming around besides the tours that I’m sure are informative and offered in French and English.
Tucked away near the University of Montreal on Mount Royal, this Oratory is both beautiful and historical. Parking is $5 CAN per car (2018). There is a climb of approximately 99-110 steps depending on where you park. Most of the Oratory is accessible via elevators or escalators, or, for the pious, via many many stairs. Daily masses are even held I. The lower sanctuary. Free, guided tours by docents are also available.