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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.

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…

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.

Two new exhibitions to discover

By Chantal Turbide

Curator of the Museum and Artistic Heritage of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

May 31, 2017 Arts and culture, History, Religious Heritage

The Oratory Museum is once again open to the public! Discover its two new exhibitions…

Saint Patrick at Saint Joseph’s Oratory

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

March 16, 2017 History, News

On the eve of the feast of the patron saint of Ireland, let’s see what our archives tell us about the Irish presence in the shrine…

From Friends to Associates…

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

February 21, 2017 Brother André, History

Brother André’s passing on January 6, 1937, sent shockwaves through Quebec society. It also spawned a support network for the continuation of his work, which is still in operation today… Read the full article in French.

Remembering January 6, 1937

By Nathalie Dumas

Editor

January 6, 2017 Brother André, History

Eighty years ago, on January 6, 1937, Brother André’s passing made headlines in all the papers.

Christmas Theatre at the Oratory

By David Bureau

Archivist, Roland-Gauthier Archive and Documentation Centre

December 21, 2016 Arts and culture, History

A preview of our Archives Center’s record of theatrical activities by Father Émile Legault, CSC and the Jongleurs de la Montagne troup… Article in French only available here

A Family Treasure

By Nathalie Dumas

Editor

November 23, 2016 Brother André, History

The Bessette family tree in Canada and the United States has many branches, with a common ancestor: Jean Bessette said Brise-tout who married Anne Le Seigneur on July 3, 1668. So what branch does the Higgins Family belong to?