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Two Priests Sharing the Oratory’s Mission

Excerpts from THE FRIEND OF BROTHER ANDRÉ of Spring 2018 featuring testimonials by two religious who came to support the sanctuary’s pastoral team.

Ash Wednesday

By Charles Corso, CSC

Member of the Pastoral Team at Saint Joseph's Oratory

February 13, 2018 Faith, Spirituality

Father Charles Corso, CSC, shares a reflection as we prepare to enter the time of Lent.

Saint Joseph of the Nativity

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

Brother André’s Last (Little) Trip

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

December 15, 2017 Arts and culture, History, News

Few pilgrims know that back in the day, the Crypt Church, now centenarian, used to house the tomb of Saint Brother André. Read the article in French, by David Bureau.

Advent : Let Yourself be Disturbed by the Word of the Lord

A reflection on the meaning of Advent. Read the article in French by Father Jean-Pierre Aumont, CSC.

A Centenarian Organ

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

November 16, 2017 Feasts and Celebrations, History, Organ, Religious Heritage

The Crypt Church will be one hundred years old in December 2017. Read about its Casavant Organ in the french blog article here : Un orgue centennaire.

World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis invites us to the very first Wordl Day of the Poor and to lend a helping hand to those in need around us, in our everyday lives. Let’s pray and take action!

Brother André’s Prie-Dieu

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

November 14, 2017 Brother André, History, Spirituality

In December, we will mark the 100th anniversary of the Crypt Church of the Oratory, a place where saint Brother André prayed so often and which remains today at the heart of the shrine…

An Unusual Friendship

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

October 17, 2017 Brother André, History

Saint Brother André was known to welcome without distinction all visitors, from the humblest to the most fortunate. He also maintained many friendships, some of which are surprising…

World Day of Prayer for the Care of the Creation 2017

In this World Day of Prayer for the Care of the Creation, each of us is invited to make our own Pope Francis’ appeal to Christians everywhere and to communicate his prayer for the protection of our “common home”…

The month of Saint Brother André, Patron of Family Caregivers

By Claude Grou, c.s.c.

Rector, Saint Joseph's Oratory

July 24, 2017 Faith, Feasts and Celebrations, Spirituality

At the Oratory, the month of August is dedicated to Saint Brother André. This year, we are celebrating him as the Patron Saint of Family Caregivers.

A Donation to Saint Joseph

By Julie Buduroi

Registrar of Collections, Saint Joseph's Oratory Museum

July 21, 2017 Arts and culture, History

As part of the exhibit Saint Joseph Like Montréal, the Oratory Museum presents, for the first time, a statuette of Saint Joseph courtesy of a donation by the Sisters of Charity of Montreal. Read the full article in French here.