How do You Become a Saint?

After 33-days of reading travel guides, blogs, and other materials about Montreal, I found a story so grand that I just had to visit it for the shear beauty and miraculous possibilities.

If you’ve never heard how one becomes a Saint, you should look it up. Or just read this shortened version below;

  • Catholic saints are men and women who lived holy lives in obedience to God’s will, and they became saints at the moment they entered heaven.
  1. Servant of God: As soon as the person is accepted for consideration, they are called a Servant of God.

  • Venerable: After the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints determines that the servant of God lived a life of heroic virtue, they are granted the title of venerable.

  • Blessed: After the Church establishes one miracle, the venerable person’s cause is presented to the pope to see whether he deems their worthy of being called blessed.

  • *Saint: Another miracle and the blessed person’s cause is presented to the pope again for his judgment. If he determines that the evidence is clear and that contrary reports aren’t credible, he may initiate the canonization procedure. If all goes well, the candidate is publicly recognized as a saint.

    additional info on the above go here;

Now you know a bit about what intrigued me to the point of wanting to walk-up the 313-steps to the front doors of St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal.

Well, sort of… the other piece of info that really intrigued me was its Roman Cathloic and one of the world’s LARGESTs DOME!

  • GPS Coordinates 45°29′30″N 73°37′00″W

This massive structure was completed in 1967.

  • The Capacity
  • 10,000 people (2,400 seats)
  • The Building
  • 105m (344ft) Length
  • 65m (213ft) Width
  • 37m (121ft) Depth
  • 129m (423ft) Height
  • The Dome
  • Dome height outer 97m (318ft)
  • Dome height inner 60m (200ft)
  • from nave floor to outer and inner dome