Blessed Andre Bessette

Pope Benedict will canonize Blessed Andre Bessette, 1845-1937. on October 17 at the Vatican. Blessed Andre was the founder of St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal in Montreal, Canada and a member of the Holy Cross Brothers. He entered the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1870 and for forty years served as the porter or doorman at Notre Dame College in Montreal. He had a strong devotion to St. Joseph. He was also known for his healings, curing thousands who came to visit him.

My former pastor, Fr. Joseph Frisch, Ph.D., was a Blessed Andre devotee. He spoke of him often and recommended more than once I visit his tomb in Montreal.

Perhaps I should.

Blessed Andre, pray for us!

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