"We're reassured, because when he left the oratory he was conscious and could talk, which we see as a good sign", said Celine Barbeau, a spokeswoman for the church.
Grou falls to the ground, but quickly gets back up and backs away as security officers surround the suspect and detain him until police arrive. Three guards restrained him while others tended to Grou, who appeared to be in shock.
The church was cordoned off, but services resumed later in the day.
A number of politicians extended their prayers to Father Grou wishing for a quick recovery, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Police have yet to disclose the man's identity or any possible motive for his attack, saying only that he is 26 years old and is known to police.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, is expected to appear by video feed at the Quebec Court Criminal Room about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Plamondon volunteers at the Oratory every Friday and told Global News she thought that attacker "was going to kneel in front of the Saint Joseph statue".
Grou said he was thankful to all those who rushed to his aid and those who supported him.
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"I pray that St. Joseph's Oratory will remain a place of welcome, prayer, calm and peace - as it has been for over 100 years - and I look forward to returning to work", he said. The national shrine was founded by Brother Andre Bessette, a central religious figure among French-Canadians, who was canonized by Pope Benedict in 2010 for his devotion to the sick and disabled.
The suspect was in custody and waiting to meet with an investigator, while the "lightly injured" priest was taken to a hospital, according to the police recording.
About two million people visit the church each year.
CTV added that the oratory won't be closed Friday despite the attack, although the the lower church - the site of the incident - remains closed as police conduct an investigation.
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