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The Miracle on Mount Royal: 100 Years of St. Joseph’s Oratory

The Miracle on Mount Royal: 100 Years of St. Joseph’s Oratory

The Story


In 1904 a humble Montreal monk named Brother André realized a dream: to build a shrine to St. Joseph. Pilgrims flocked there, seeking not just a place of prayer but the touch of Brother André -- a man his followers believed could work miracles. A century later the shrine, St. Joseph's Oratory, was attracting two million visitors every year and in 2010 Brother André was declared a saint. CBC Archives looks at his life and legacy.