Brother André’s Cause
Since October 17, 2010, Brother André has been recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, 73 years after his death. This recognition is the fruit of a long work accomplished by what was then the Office for the Cause of Brother André. Since my arrival at the Oratory in 2017, I have processed the archives of this office. This blog post presents the process that led to Brother André’s canonization.
In Montreal, the staff working on Brother André’s Cause consisted of a vice-postulator, a secretary or assistant and a medical consultant. The work of the vice-postulator consisted mainly in collecting and analyzing information on Brother André, on the healings attributed to him, and in promoting them. The Vice-Postulator worked with the collaboration of the Postulator, who was in Rome and was responsible for ensuring that everything was done according to the rules. It was also the Postulator who transmitted information to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Figs. 1 to 9 – The Vice-Postulators of the Cause.