Friends of the Oratory, let us be “Bearers of Hope” as our pastoral theme invites us to do. At the dawn of another year marked by the covid-19 pandemic, this invitation is urgent. And on this January 1, World Day of Prayer for Peace, let us pray that we may be able to build lasting peace together in this climate of crisis and discouragement. Let us remain in solidarity with and caring for one another.
In the presence of Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Under-secretary for immigration matters at the Vatican, the Oratory was able to mark the closing of this special year decreed in memory of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the universal Church by Pope Pius IX. In addition, Pope Francis personally addresses the pilgrims of the Oratory to close this festive year.
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Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, founded by Saint Brother André, is a Catholic shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph. Place of expression of faith, prayer, healing and peace, the Oratory welcomes pilgrims and visitors in a spirit of openness and compassion.
To be, in the heart of the city, the place of openness, gathering and reflection, where the heritage of Saint Brother André thrives.