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By taking part in the pastoral life of Saint Joseph’s Oratory, you will celebrate Faith and the encounter with the Other.

SAINT JOSEPH

THE GREAT SAINT OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Saint Joseph can be seen as the saint of everyday life, to whom one turns for help with both minor worries and at life-defining moments. Saint Brother André had boundless trust in Saint Joseph, his friend and guide. His dream was to build on Mount Royal a chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph — an oratory for prayer to him. Crowds soon flocked to the place.

Following Brother André’s recommendation, the great saint is invoked here because, according to him, “He lets no one fall by the wayside.” Traditionally, one confides to the care of Saint Joseph issues related to family, work, health, death and material needs. Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, founded in 1904, is the largest shrine in the world dedicated to him.

PRAYERS TO SAINT JOSEPH

A selection of prayers.

NOVENA TO SAINT JOSEPH

Nine days and a feast dedicated to Saint Joseph: one of the highlights of the year at the Oratory.

SAINT JOSEPH OIL

Not a treatment, nor a magical practice, but a true gesture of faith.

SAINT BROTHER ANDRÉ

A FRIEND. A BROTHER. A SAINT.

Brother André, born Alfred Bessette, surely is one of the most popular Quebecois of the 20th century. Even before he was canonized in 2010, his reputation for holiness crossed frontiers and influenced generations of people.

At first assigned to be doorkeeper at Collège Notre-Dame, he was then named caretaker at that house of prayer which he shepherded into existence on Mount Royal. The religious brother welcomed thousands of distressed people or those who were looking for a ray of hope. He listened to them and recommended that they pray to Saint Joseph in whom he had full confidence. Any number of miraculous healings took place there and hearts turned toward God. Today, Saint Brother André continues to be an inspiration and a friend for women and men of any religious practice.

BIOGRAPHY

Landmarks moments of his life.

CANONIZATION

Brother André was canonized on October 17, 2010.

PATRON SAINT OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS

A devotion title that recalls the strong bond that unites Saint Brother André to the sick people as well as to those who dedicate themselves every day to their well-being.

THE DAILY MASS

The daily mass is available for viewing, either live or at the time of your choice.

SCHEDULE OF MASSES

• Rosary
• Adoration
• Confession

FAITH ENCOUNTERS

You are invited to celebrate your faith every day at Saint Joseph’s Oratory. Find the detailed schedule of masses celebrated in the Shrine as well as our special liturgical events and resourcing activities.

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

The calendar of key moments of the year at the Oratory and special liturgical celebrations.

ADORATION BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

A personal act of worship.

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

Give a new breath to your faith: retreats, days of recollection, conferences, etc.

LIGHT A VOTIVE CANDLE

Lighting a votive candle is a way to extend our prayer, or to make us closer and more in solidarity with the person for whom we are praying.