Saint Joseph’s Oratory: a must-see attraction and a source of joy and serenity
 

Saint Joseph’s Oratory: a must-see attraction and a source of joy and serenity

Attractions to discover, July 22, 2019 2019-07-22
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Outdoor concerts at Saint Joseph's Oratory
Outdoor concerts at Saint Joseph's Oratory
A place of nature, culture and spirituality, Saint Joseph’s Oratory is easily accessible from the Côte-des-Neiges metro station and welcomes you at the top of Mount Royal. Founded in 1904, the world’s largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph is an exceptional pilgrimage site associated with Saint Brother André, its founder. The building’s distinctive architecture and, of course, its impressive dome, give it a remarkable physical and symbolic stature in Montréal. Let yourself be inspired by the Way of the Cross gardens, the concerts and the Museum and its exhibitions.

Enjoy music under the sun

Wednesday evenings are musical at Saint Joseph’s Oratory thanks to the return of the Sunshine and Music series! These free performances combine beautiful music played outdoors with a view of the city’s most gorgeous sunsets. From the Mezzanine Terrace, enjoy the breathtaking panorama as you listen to world music, jazz, emerging music, tango and a cappella singing. Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays between August 7 and September 11. And that’s not all! Every year in the basilica, the Oratory presents 50 free concerts featuring a total of 42 organists from 8 countries accompanied by more than 800 choir singers and instrumentalists on Sundays starting at 3:30 p.m. The Sunday Concerts series includes the Summer Concerts, the Fall Festival and the Montréal Bach Festival

Discover the exhibits at Saint Joseph's Oratory
Discover the exhibits at Saint Joseph's Oratory

Have a refreshing walk in the garden

The Oratory’s magnificent garden provides the perfect setting for a stroll just before sunset. The Garden of the Way of the Cross is one of the Oratory’s best-kept secrets. The trail on the side of the mountain takes visitors through artfully landscaped terrain and is lined with towering sculptures and several types of trees, bushes and flowers.

See the Oratory’s museum collection

The exhibit The Museum Collection - The Crèches of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal features nativity scenes created by various Quebec artists, including André Bergeron, Sylvia Daoust, Claude Lafortune, Keena and Rose-Anne Monna. Make the most of your visit and see the permanent exhibit A World in a Crèche, which displays a hundred nativity scenes from as many countries.


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