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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.

Friday March 29 Homily

To mark our gratefulness for Father Claude Grou’s recovery, following his attack on March 22, and to salute his return to pastoral fonctions, we are happy to share the homily he gave, in French, during Mass on Friday March 29.

Read the Homily in French here.

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.

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 of Liberation

By Bernard East, o.p.

Guest Preacher, Novena to Saint Joseph

March 10, 2018 Faith, Pilgrimages and Devotions, Saint Joseph, Spirituality

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

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.

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…

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.