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Saint Joseph’s Oratory

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, founded by Saint Brother André, is a Catholic shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph. There to express faith and prayer, to foster healing and peace, the Oratory receives pilgrim and visitor in a spirit of openness and compassion.

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada’s largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world. The basilica enshrines a statue of Saint Joseph, which was authorised a Canonical coronation by Pope Pius XII on 31 July 1955, now located within its crypt department. The shrine is also famous due to its association with Brother Andre Bessette who was believed to possess healing powers through his Josephian devotion with its notable oil oinment given freely to its believers.

Official Website https://www.saint-joseph.org

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