Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a cathedral in Montreal, in the Canadian province of Quebec, built on the northwest slope of Mount Royal. This catholic building is located at 3800 Queen-Mary Road. The second element of the site is the Catholic basilica. A unique constitution, the dimensions of the basilica and its dome are majestic. The dome is 60 m high internally and 39 m in diameter and its crucifix, the highest point in Montreal, reaches 300 m above sea level. In the gardens of the oratory, one can observe a life-size Way of the Cross, inaugurated in 1951, made of sculptures marking the Passion of Christ. Inaugurated in 1904 for Brother André, the work on the entire place was completed in 1967. The Oratory celebrated in 2004 the 100ᵉ anniversary of Brother André's original cathedral. The whole reigns the city with its imposing silhouette. The dome is seen from many locations in the city and also from outside the island of Montreal. It is the third-largest oratory in the world following those of the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro and the place of worship of St. Peter's in Rome.
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