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Tribute to Moms

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

May 10, 2020 Brother André, Faith, Fêtes et célébrations

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we want to offer all mothers wishes inspired by Saint Brother André.

I only saw my mother smiling… and what a beautiful smile,” he confided. I rarely prayed for my mother, but I prayed to her many times. »

Let us pray Joseph and the Virgin Mary

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

May 1, 2020 Month of Mary, Saint Joseph

On this first of May, the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, patron saint of workers, the Church invites us, in a very special way, to pray to the Virgin Mary. We are told that on this day, “the Catholic Bishops of Canada will consecrate their dioceses or eparchies to Mary, Mother of the Church, asking for her protection during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hope still lives

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

April 22, 2020 Communications, Nature, News

For over a month now, we’ve been learning to change our habits in important ways. The difficult task of preserving the quality of life on earth is just as critical and urgent as combating the virus which is threatening us today. The future of our planet rests in our hands.

A light pierces the darkness. A voice breaks the silence.

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

April 12, 2020 Feasts and Celebrations

Once the celebration of the passion and death of Christ is over on Good Friday, the liturgy seems to “hit the pause button.” The ensuing silence invites each to go inward. With the Blessed Mother, and Jesus’ disciples, we enter a time of mourning.

Easter Vigil

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

April 11, 2020 Faith, Feasts and Celebrations

Once the celebration of the passion and death of Christ is over on Good Friday, the liturgy seems to “hit the pause button.” The ensuing silence invites each to go inward. With the Blessed Mother, and Jesus’ disciples, we enter a time of mourning.

Message from Father Claude Grou, CSC

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

March 26, 2020 News

You know the popular expression, “Out of sight out of mind.” We could take advantage of this crucial time to adapt this saying to read,” Out of sight near to heart.” The important measures of public health oblige us to live at a certain physical distancing. We have to remain at a distance from others, even those that we used to rub elbows with. These practices are not easy… but this fact illustrates that humans like to live in groupings, that we have need of others, their help, their affection.

Faithful to be just, in fact like Saint Joseph

Discover the inspirational reflection that is offered to you on this 9th day of the Novena to Saint Joseph.

Faithful to the One who invites us to forgive

Discover the inspirational reflection that is offered to you on this 8th day of the Novena to Saint Joseph.

Faithful to His mission, even when the world rejects us

Discover the inspirational reflection that is offered to you on this 7th day of the Novena to Saint Joseph.

Message from Father Claude Grou, CSC

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

March 23, 2019 Communications, News

Father Claude Grou, Rector of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, addresses a few words following the aggression he was the target of on March 22, during the morning Mass at the Oratory.

Do This in Remembrance of Me

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

March 23, 2018 Faith, Feasts and Celebrations, Spirituality

With Holy Week just beginning, Father Claude Grou, Rector, invites us to reflect on the meaning of the acts and words we commemorate…

Saint Joseph of the Nativity

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

December 21, 2017 Arts and culture, Faith, Spirituality

A moment to contemplate a few figures of Saint Joseph, as he appears in Nativity Scenes, and on their meaning.
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