While the headquarters of the Danielloises is in Trois Rivières, the Basilique de la Madeleine was originally a church attached to the Order's Montreal hospice. Choked with the ex-votos of ex-hospice patients, it was rebuilt in an ornate neo-Gothic style on the site of St. Joseph's Oratory IOW just outside of the city. It is second only to the shrine of Ste. Anne de Beupré as a center of healing in Québec. At Ste. Anne, the healing is thought to be of the miraculous-spiritual variety. Unlike Ste. Anne, most of the pilgrims at St. Joseph's are giving thanks for comparatively ordinary recoveries via the Danielloises' medical skill. Though certainly some like to joke that the well-trained doctors of the order can work the odd medical miracle themselves.
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