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- Posted:Friday, October 22, 2010
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Starting with a mass to celebrate the canonisation of Brother Andre on October 30th and finishing with the World Religious Travel Expo between the dates of November 13th to 16th, both of these could be ideal for religious followers after they snap up some rooms in a cheap Montreal hostel.
Brother Andre has become a well-known figure in the history of Canada's religious culture after he was accepted as a candidate of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1870 in Montreal.
During his time under this title, he would welcome the sick and broken-hearted to pray to St Joseph, as well as becoming known as a miracle-worker for his visits to the sick.
His work was honoured at Rome on October 17th when he was officially canonised, with mass to follow in Montreal at the Olympic Stadium on October 30th, with dignitaries worldwide and 40,000 visitors from Canada and the US gathering at the location.
Charles Lapointe, president and chief executive of Tourisme Montreal, noted: "We are very proud that Brother Andre will be the first Quebec-born man to become a saint. His canonisation will cement our city's already strong position as a key destination for pilgrimages."
Those who do not have enough time to get along to this event may want to make sure they occupy a room in some cheap hostels in Montreal in order to see the World Religious Travel Expo.
Organised by a partnered effort from the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) and the National Tour Association (NTA), which has been noted as the largest gathering of its kind in the industry, with over 500 tour operators and tourism organisations set to descend on the Canadian city.
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