Brother André, born Alfred Bessette, surely is one of the most popular Quebecois of the 20th century. Even before he was canonized in 2010, his reputation for holiness crossed frontiers and influenced generations of people.
At first assigned to be doorkeeper at Collège Notre-Dame, he was then named caretaker at that house of prayer which he shepherded into existence on Mount Royal. The religious brother welcomed thousands of distressed people or those who were looking for a ray of hope. He listened to them and recommended that they pray to Saint Joseph in whom he had full confidence. Any number of miraculous healings took place there and hearts turned toward God. Today, Saint Brother André continues to be an inspiration and a friend for women and men of any religious practice.
Booklet on the life of Brother André
Landmarks moments of his life.
Brother André was canonized on October 17, 2010.
Patron Saint of Family Caregivers
A devotion title that recalls the strong bond that unites Saint Brother André to the sick people as well as to those who dedicate themselves every day to their well-being.
PRAYERS TO SAINT BROTHER ANDRÉ
Animation tools and prayers.
THE GREAT RELIQUARY
An act of love toward a person whose holiness is recognized by the Church, a gesture of reverence issuing from faith.