Friday, 6 January 2017

Saint Andre Bessette, C.S.C.



The 6th of January is the feast day of Saint Andrew Bessette. 

The following is from Wikipedia:
André BessetteC.S.C. (9 August 1845 – 6 January 1937), more commonly known as Brother André (FrenchFrère André), and since his canonization as Saint André of Montreal, was a lay brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a significant figure of the Roman Catholic Church among French-Canadians, credited with thousands of reported miraculous oil healings associated within his pious devotion to Saint Joseph.
Bessette was declared venerable in 1978 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree of sainthood for Blessed André on 19 February 2010, with the formal canonization taking place on 17 October 2010.

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