Thursday, June 27, 2013

St. Joseph's Oratory....Brother Andre's Chapel

Hello everyone!  A warm welcome to you all!  For those of you who have been regular visitors to my blog for a while now, you will know that I just love to share positive times and fun songs from days gone by;  yes, including those "before my time."  :)  The song I have chosen for this post is a fun and enjoyable, 3 minute song entitled "Washing Dishes with my Sweetie" (Ted Weems, 1930).  There are also some lovely vintage kitchens in this video.  Enjoy!

The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took of St. Joseph's Oratory here on Mount Royal in Montreal.  It is a beautiful shrine and a very popular tourist attraction and, in my opinion, well worth the visit!  I have been here many times...and I mean many times and just love it there...and the fabulous views of Montreal from the mountain as well.

The photos I am sharing today are of Brother Andre's Chapel, a smaller building close to the Oratory.   These are photos of the exterior, I will share more photos in some posts at a later date.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.  For those of you who are interested in knowing more about Brother Andre, here is a link on St. Joseph's Oratory website.  Just click here




Since the St. Joseph's Oratory is so large and amazing, it would take hundreds of photos for you to really appreciate its beauty, history and detail.  I will do a series on St. Joseph's Oratory in some future posts, so please stay tuned!

Quote:  Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.

17 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Nul doute que cet endroit mérite de très nombreux clichés... merci en tous les cas de nous faire partager vos photos. Elles sont magnifiques.
    gros bisous à vous.

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  2. Super video, Hugh said ,without even seeing it " That's from the 1930's!!"Imagine those kitchens today. Your quote, beautiful words to save and read again many times. Greetings, from Jean.

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  3. I LOVED the kitchens!!! Great post! How are you doing? Thoughts and prayers for you daily...

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  4. that's a very pleasant-looking chapel. i can imagine it might be a place of peace and solace for many people =)

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  5. I have never heard of an oratory, and Phil is a substitute Pastor! It looks like a chapel, but bigger. It is very unusual with the top and the way the staircase is. So it is beside a bigger church? Are there services there, or only weddings and such?

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  6. Fun music, and old kitchens Linda. The chapel is very nice.

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  7. The old kitchen vignettes are lovely. My grandmothers' kitchens.

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  8. Excellent quote! Our perspective is affected by our outlook for sure. Beautiful, beautiful building! Definitely looks like a place to put on an itinerary if visiting the city. The song was fun, happy, and upbeat - - and the photos made me very thankful for our modern conveniences - - - especially a washing machine without a wringer!

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  9. That's a beautiful chapel! I love the design of the cross on top. Just stunning! Thank you for sharing your photos from your visit.

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  10. What a beautiful chapel, Linda !
    Nice in the old time..., whaw...
    Lie(f)s.

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  11. merci infiniment pour tes beaux messages et photo, j'habite loin mais j'ai eu cette chance de visite le Mont Royal, et j'espère revenir.
    bises
    Laurence Opale et SOnye

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  12. kult video :-) og kjempe fin kirke.

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  13. LOVED the song! How could anyone keep still listening to that!?
    We were at St.Joseph's back in the 70's and thought it was beautiful....what a lovely shrine it is and yes the views are beautiful of the city!
    thanks Linda....this was great.

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  14. Looks like I need to add Montreal to my places to visit list. Lovely shots of this chapel. Will need to check the history via your link.

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  15. That is a lovely church and so well maintained.
    Those staircases has spoiled the show.

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  16. The church is exquisite. I would love to visit it with my camera. The video is charming...love all the kitchen sinks. Kitchens now days are beautiful but they have lost charm and character.

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