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To accompany your prayers or to pay homage to Saint Brother André, Saint Joseph or the Virgin Mary, we offer you the possibility to have a votive candle lit at the Saint Joseph's Oratory. You can choose to have a votive candle lit in the votive chapel, the Saint André Bessette chapel or near the Virgin Mary statue at the foot of the Mount Royal.
- $2 votive candles last for 5 hours.
- $6 votive candles last for 72 hours.
- $5 electronic votive candles last for 24 hours.
THE VOTIVE CHAPEL
The votive chapel, located in the heart of Saint Joseph's Oratory, contains 10,000 votive candles as well as the the Ex-votos (canes, crutches, etc.) which are suspended between the pillars of the chapel. They call to mind the many graces, favors, and healing obtained through the intercession of Saint Joseph. The tomb of Saint Bother André rests in an alcove in the middle of the Votive Chapel.
THE SAINT ANDRÉ BESSETTE CHAPEL
Named in honour of the founder of the Oratory and inaugurated on March 7, 2013, the Saint André Bessette chapel features a display of electronic votive candles surmounted by an icon of Saint Brother André located in a peaceful place at the back of the chapel, looking towards the altar which contains a relic of Saint Brother André.
THE VIRGIN MARY AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT ROYAL
The Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, occupies a special place in the life of Brother André. Moved several times throughout the history of the Oratory, since 2011, she welcomes pilgrims and visitors to the heart of the rock on which is built the shrine dedicated to her husband, Joseph. A display of electronic lanterns can be found at the foot of the statue of the Virgin Mary and the immense rock face of Mount Royal.