Saint Joseph's Oratory, perched atop Mount Royal, is one of the world's most visited centres of pilgrimage. The basilica's huge dome reaches 97 meters and is second only in height to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The imposing edifice contrasts sharply with the slight stature of its founder, Saint Brother André, the humble doorkeeper who inspired its construction in 1904. Dedicated to Saint Joseph, the shrine includes among other things, the small original chapel, a votive chapel, a crypt church, and the Basilica. Its magnificent organs and its carillon composed of 56 bells give audible testament to the world’s great composers. During the summer, the view and the Gardens of the Way of the Cross evoke a balanced feeling that combines relaxation, meditation, and an appreciation for nature.