Blessed Be God in the Highest



A scandal is scheduled to take place at the famous shrine, St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, Canada on August 14, 2004.

A man named Sri Sri Ravi Shankar — who is the “founder of the Art of Living Foundation, a United Nations non-governmental organization” — is scheduled to speak, teach and/or do meditation in the Basilica (we found this out by calling the number on a flyer)!

We were unable to find this information on the web site of St. Joseph’s Oratory. The word was spread by means of flyers and on the web site of Mr. Shankar's ‘foundation’.

Flyers were distributed in the Montreal area that refer to this man as “his holiness”! On the flyer it also says Mr. Shankar is “…the founder of The Art of Living Course, which ‘may be the fastest-growing spiritual practice on the planet’ (Yoga Journal).” Need we say more?

Worse — people are actually paying money to hear him speak at this place of Catholic Worship.

Please help us to prevent this person from promoting pagan ideas in this Catholic Basilica.

We need your help to get the word out to protest this and keep it from happening.


Offer Rosaries with the intention of stopping this sacrilegious crime from occurring in this shrine erected in honor of St. Joseph, the foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the spouse of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Phone, fax or email the Rector of the oratory, Father Jean-Pierre Aumont, csc at:
- phone: (514)733-8211 or 1-877-672-8647; fax: (514)733-9735;
- email:

Phone, fax, or email the archbishop of Montreal - Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte at:
-phone: (514)931-7311; fax: (514) 931-3432 (the names of the auxiliary Bishops are Bishop Anthony Mancini and Bishop Jude Saint-Antoine).
- email:

Phone, fax or email the Congregation of the Holy Cross Fathers in Rome at:
- phone: 011 39 06 612 96 210; fax: 011 39 06 614 75 47

Phone or fax Father LeBlanc, the English Canadian Provincial of the Congregation of the Holy Cross Fathers at:
- phone: (905)714-9797; fax: (905) 714-9696

Phone, fax or email the Congregation of the Holy Cross Fathers in Montreal at:
- phone: (514) 731-7828; fax: (514) 731-7820;
- email:

Please help us stop this outrage!

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