Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal CA
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal CA, has the 3rd largest dome in the world. It was completed in 1967 and overlooks the greater Montreal.
Inside the Basilica's main sanctuary.
The Crypt Chapel underneath the main sanctuary.
Tabernacle in small chapel behind the main altar.
Adjacent to the basilica is the Chapel of Origin which was put up in 1904 by Brother Abundius, CSC (a confrère of Brother André) with the help of some lay friends.
Brother André, born Alfred Bessette, was canonized as a saint in 2010 due to the healing miracles that took place in the early 1900s when he prayed for the crippled who came for healing. Those who came left their crutches.
The Votive Chapel is a series of prayer stations for visitors and is part of the basilica.
St. Joseph is depicted as an intercessor for the prayers of the faithful who visit.
Beautiful votive candles adorn the chapel.
The central lampstand in front of the statue of Saint Joseph holds some 3500 votive candles. The chapel as a whole contains 10,000 candles.
St. Joseph, patron saint of the basilica.
Rue Saint - Paul E., main street for 'Old Montreal'.
A plethora of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, vendors and people fill the street of Rue Saint Paul.
Horse carriage is a typical transportation mode to see Old Montreal.
One of many wallflowers that accent the beauty of Old Montreal.
Rue Saint Paul street shoppers.
Montreal City Hall
Off the beaten path is Blessed Sacrament Church where daily exposition is a norm for visitors to stop by and have a quiet moment.
1976 Summer Olympics
Host of the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal sports a large soccer stadium, large observation tower to see the city, and Biodome.