St Josephs Oratory is one of Montreal's finest Catholic landmarks on Mount Royal.
Mount Royal is a dead volcano.
It began as a chapel to honor St Joseph, Jesus's step father.
The Church then began to grow in size with Brother Andre who is said to have performed miracles curing the blind and the crippled.
Pope John Paul 2 beautified him and now his heart lies in state as a symbol of protection .
The rest of his body is also in another part of the church.
The Church has a very large organ inside .
238 steps lead up to it and pilgrims would come and pray on each step as they mounted on their knees to the very top.
It was a sight to see as they began at the very bottom.
Across the street was a wax museum. So when you went there, you visited both places.
It sure left a lasting impression on me as a kid.
I sure would love to see this place again.
Wonder if anything changed?