My Day 15: 30-Day Ultimate Blog Challenge (Still catching up) for April 2014
Travel Adventure in Quebec – Montreal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, is a Roman Catholic Basilica and the National Shrine on the west slope of Mount Royal in the City of Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada’s largest church that we went to visit on our travel adventure to the Province of Quebec, our French-speaking neighboring province. It’s like going to another country that looks similar to France but we are just crossing our own border to Quebec.
Our travel trip lasted for a few days, since we had no hotel reservations we decided to stay on small hotels by their side roads aptly called the motels. We went on a long drive from Toronto, Ontario to the Quebec border, since it’s the same country anyway we didn’t have to bring our passports with us. We drove about four and half hours by highways, no scenic route this time, since that takes forever. Distance from Toronto, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec is about 500 km.
Then we proceeded to the Saint Joseph’s Oratory at Mount Royal in the heart of the city. After our short visit, we went to the gardens at the Mount Royal grounds to say the way of the cross where they have life-like statues there.After we parked at the church parking, we went into the basilica which was almost empty in the early afternoon. We also found the burial place of Brother André at the cathedrals basement catacombs.