Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

The largest Church in Canada. It’s a grand creation inside and out.

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal


We visited the church last Saturday. I have to say that I do not believe in religion but I enjoyed very much the visit to the church. As I said earlier, the place is grand and beautiful. Discovering new things – rituals, beliefs, architecture, people- leaves me with a feeling of bliss! I also enjoyed trying to imagine what goes on in the minds of people while they pray, when they believe, and when they don’t (I can’t help it – I am obsessed with the human mind!).  And then I was reading Leaves of Grass yesterday and found a connection with what Walt Whitman says:

 We consider bibles and religions divine… I do not say they are not divine, I say they have all grown out of you and may grow out of you still, It is not they who give the life… it is you who give the life”  – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass