In 1904, Brother André (Alfred Bessette) began the construction of a small chapel on the side of the mountain near Notre Dame College. Soon, it became much too small. Even though it was enlarged, in 1917, a church was built, called the crypt, with a seating capacity of 1,000. In 1924, the construction of the basilica was inaugurated; it was finally completed in 1967. The Oratory's dome is the second-largest of its kind in the world after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, and the church is the largest in Canada.
The basilica is dedicated to Joseph of Nazareth, to whom Brother André credited all his supposed miracles. These were mostly related to some kind of healing power, and many pilgrims (handicapped, blind, ill, etc...) poured into his Basilica, including numerous Protestants. On display in the basilica is a wall covered with thousands of crutches from those he supposedly healed. Pope John Paul II recognized the authenticity of the miracles and beatified Brother André in 1982.
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iglootrek (263) 2006-01-13 0:44
Superbe photo de l'oratoire rendue célèbre par le frère André. La neige et les arbres Noël ajoutent à la composition et la photo a une exposition parfaite.
Seulement il aurait fallu faire un lèger 'Blur' du ciel afin d'enlever le grain.
Beau travail !!!
hadi1121 (0) 2006-01-13 1:42
Superb Shot and great photography. I like the front lighting and the gloomy sky color in the background. Well focused and well shot. Hadi
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-01-13 8:54
In primul rand e musai sa iti spun ca te invidiez pentru aceasta iarna adevarata de care ai parte!In al doilea rand, esti un artist al fotografiilor nocturne!Culori calde ale luminilor,claritate...perfecte.Impresionanta arhitectura ....presupun ca o mica nota va veni mai tarziu.
Sa ai un sfarsit de saptamana frumos.
Cu prietenie din Romania ,Isabela Andreia
berek (49684) 2006-01-20 9:17
very good blue time picture. good manage. beautiful view. have a nice weekend.
aralda (1240) 2007-11-29 11:55
Interesting architecture, different from the usual fare... Pare un fel de bazilica-fortareata.
Nota e interesanta.
- Copyright: Vlad Ghiea (vlad_ghiea) (1086)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 40D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les Églises du Québec II (suite) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 0:37