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Conformity to Christ

Conformity to Christ is a fundamental aspect of the spirituality of Blessed Basile Moreau, CSC. He understood this spiritual way of life following the teachings of St. Paul: “It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who is living in union with me” [Galatians 2:20].

New Year’s pilgrimage

On January 1, 1924, two Oratory employees, Édouard Barsalo and Napoléon Carrières, had a pious idea: to start the new year off right by making a night pilgrimage from Mile-End to the Oratory, arriving on time for the first mass of the year, at 6 a.m. From this initiative, a tradition that has lasted over 80 years was born!

Welcomed by a God Who Loves Them

In November, the landscape is stripped away to settle gently into the white silence of winter. A privileged moment to remember our dearly departed ones who have migrated to infinity, to another life. In November, it is these loved ones who inhabit our memory and our hope.

Praying the Rosary

By Bernard East, o.p.

Guest Preacher, Novena to Saint Joseph

September 26, 2019 Faith, Pilgrimages and Devotions, Spirituality

Many saints and community founders felt a certain pride in affirming to have been entrusted with the responsibility by the Virgin Mary herself to preaching and spreading the practice of the recitation and devotion of the Rosary.

The Joy of Back-To-School Season

By Bernard Antoine c.s.c.

Vice Rector, Pastoral

September 9, 2019 Faith, Spiritualité

Social life is given its rhythm by successive periods of work, breaks, holidays and vacations. Summer seems to be the most popular season for taking a vacation.

Spend the summer with Saint Brother André

By Jonas St-Martin, c.s.c.

Director, Welcome and Pilgrimage Services

July 25, 2019 Brother André, Faith, Nature, Pilgrimages and Devotions, Spirituality

Now that summer is here, we can’t help but think of vacations, festivities, pleasure, sun and warmth. It is also a special time to begin a spiritual process of self-reflection that will open up a new place in your life.

God will welcome us at the end of the journey… Hold fast to hope!

Discover the inspirational reflection that is offered to you on this 1st day of the Novena to Saint Joseph.

A journey of nine days with three stopovers

What will be the spiritual journey of the next Novena to Saint Joseph? The event will take place at Saint Joseph’s Oratory from March 10 to 18, 2019. Our three guest preachers, three monks, are inviting us to walk with Saint Joseph and Saint André on a path of hope, faith and love.

Everything to God in a Consecrated Life

Saint John Paul II initiated what would become the instauration of February 2 as the annual World Day for Consecrated Life. The date is symbolic in using the same date as the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at the Temple.

Ah! What Great Mystery

Reflection on the Nativity and on Saint Joseph’s Oratory’s Pastoral Theme for 2019 : God Welcomes Us.

Read full article in French here.

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…

A Heritage in the Face of Opposition

By Michel Gourgues, o.p.

Guest Preacher, Novena to Saint Joseph

March 17, 2018 Faith, Pilgrimages and Devotions, Saint Joseph

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