Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY

A shrine, located in Montreal, honoring the saint who forstered the Christ Child's care. This classic Renaissance cathedral stands nar the summit of Mount Royal, overlooking Canada's largest city. Its construction is due to the efforts of Brother André (1845-1937), a member of the Holy Cross order, who had an intense devotion to St. Joseph. He served his order as a porter for many years, all the time dreaming of a monument to honor his beloved saint. The small wooden chapel was authorized in 1904, and word soon spread that the sick were being healed whenever the self-denying Brother touched their wounds. Crutches and votive plaques marked the spot where so many physical and spiritual miracles took place. Elevators now bear the aged and infirm to the dome, and the great cathedral now houses a library where every important book or document published on St. Joseph has been collected, a radio station, and a vast tape and film collection.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Music to Our Spiritual Ears September 12
Senator Cruz undermined the cause of persecuted Christians September 12
Addressing the Root Cause of Clerical Homosexual Behavior and Pederasty September 12
The Mystery of Music, Part I September 12
Successful societies are (always) rooted in the family September 11

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days