Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal.

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Nadia Kushnir on December 5, 2011

The saga of Montreal's mammoth Oratoire St-Joseph began with the construction of a tiny chapel in 1904 by Brother Andre and friends. However the final structural elements only came together in 1967 - 30 years after Brother Andre's death.

More than 150 m (500 ft) above street level, it is a staggering 60 m (195 ft) from the floor to the peak of the dome - the second largest in the world after St Peter's in Rome.

Reminiscent of Italian Renaissance architecture, the basilica features Corinthian columns, stained glass masterpieces, and one of the largest corillons in North America (56 bells).

More than two million visitors pack the monument each year, with crutches and wheelchairs left behind as evidence of the continuing cures taking place here.

Brother Andre's followers are convinced of his powers and are attempting to secure his canonization. In accordance with the Catholic church, two posthumous miracles are needed to earn a sainthood. In 1982, with the cure of a cancer victim, Pope John Paul II recognized the first miracle; Andre's followers eagerly await a second.

Ladush on December 5, 2011


Nadia Kushnir on December 5, 2011

Спасибо, Ладушка! Посмотри линк под следующей фоткой...

rOberto on December 5, 2011

Beautiful perspective for this superb church. Like it! Ciao, Roberto

Nadia Kushnir on December 5, 2011

Grazie mille, Roberto! Ciao. Nadia.

Alfons Van Aerschot … on December 5, 2011

Zeer goed standpunt,like.


Nadia Kushnir on December 5, 2011

I thank you, Floere!

sonjabgd on December 6, 2011

Nice church,good capture.


Nadia Kushnir on December 6, 2011

I thank you, Sonja!

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on December 6, 2011

Bonita foto. Like. Saludos desde España

Mel Figueroa on December 6, 2011

Me gusta (L 6), muy bonita, excelente encuadre

Saludos de México, mis mejores deseos, Mel Figueroa

乾龍 on December 6, 2011

Good photography and beautiful colors

I like

Best wishes from Taiwan


Ahmet Bekir on December 6, 2011

Wonderful perspective and beautiful image Nadia...liked, best wishes and thanks for visiting my gallery, Ahmet Bekir

c. bayernengel on December 6, 2011

sehr schönes Bild, like

CKIKI 83 on December 6, 2011

belle prise

Carles G on December 6, 2011

Good image. Like. Greetings, Carles

asanloj on December 6, 2011

Imponente iglesia.ME GUSTA

Artem Pinaev on December 6, 2011

Гармонично как все получилось!

утащу в избранное!

tatiana bakova on December 6, 2011

Продолжение увлекательного путешествия! НР

Nadia Kushnir on December 6, 2011

Thank you very much, ANGEL, Carles, Antonio, Ahmet, CKIKI, Qianlong, Mel, bayernengel! KIND REGARDS! Ndia.

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Nadia Kushnir
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Photo taken in Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, Montreal, QC, Canada

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  • Uploaded on December 5, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2011/09/30 22:59:48
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash