Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, a Place of Worship, Faith and History
 

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, a Place of Worship, Faith and History

Attractions to discover, August 1, 2016 2016-08-01
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Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
Make a pilgrimage to the heart of Quebec’s religious, historical and cultural heritage in all its splendour. Known the world over, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal welcomes about two million visitors each year thanks to its rich history and remarkable architecture. Whether you come as a tourist, a worshipper or a visitor looking for something new, the Oratory has many activities that appeal to the eyes, the ears and the soul.

New exhibit: Portrait of Jesus

From May 1 to September 5, 2016, head to the Museum of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal to see the pictures and works of art of all types, periods and origins that compose the new exhibition, Portrait of Jesus. Dealing with the key moments of Jesus’s life, the exhibit is inspired by the Gospel of Matthew. It invites personal reflection and focuses solely on the scriptures and the images. Along with this temporary exhibit is the Oratory’s permanent Nativity Scenes, still very fascinating and popular among visitors.

Discover Bach

The complete works of Bach for organ
The complete works of Bach for organ

Between July 3 and November 27, 2016, hear the complete works of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Played on the basilica’s grand Beckerath organ by 21 organists from 8 countries, these moving recitals are projected onto a big screen. Presented on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. (except for two concerts held on Saturdays), these concerts lead up to the special events on November 20 and 27 as part of the Montreal Bach Festival.

Light and meditation at the Gardens of Way of the Cross

You are invited to meditate in the Gardens of the Way of the Cross as you contemplate the 16-station work of artist Louis Parent. Walk from station to station, basking in the beauty of the sculptures and the mystical setting. From August 1 to October 10, the gardens are lit up in the evening and open for visits until 10 p.m. This is one of the most beautiful places in Montréal!

 

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