Pilgrims to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal were (front row) Seth Locke-McAllister and Bennett Stenger and (back row) Teaguen Darling, Maeve Bathalon, Lauren Mead, Matthew Poginy, Chidubem Ezenwa, Chase Stenger, Emma Locke-McAllister, Zoey Copp, Allie Cloutier, Ava Clarkson and Audrey Roessler.
BARTON-- On Oct. 16, students, their families and friends from St. Paul School traveled to St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal for a daylong pilgrimage.
St. Joseph's Oratory was begun as a small chapel in 1904 by St. Andre Bessette and consecrated in 2004 as a basilica. It attracts pilgrims from throughout the world.
Students were impressed by what they experienced. Maeve Bathalon liked the bells ringing in the bell tower. Allie Cloutier and Teaguen Darling liked the organ music in the main church. Bennett Stenger, Zoey Copp, Audrey Roessler and Matthew Poginy were impressed by the Stations of the Cross on the grounds of the oratory. Bella Hanover, Chase Stenger and Isabella Groff enjoyed the gift shop. Lauren Mead liked spending time with classmates and other pilgrims. Ava Clarkson enjoyed looking at the city below. Chidubem Ezenwa noticed the outdoor water fountain with the Lamb of God plated in gold.