The veneration of relics is quite ancient. Of what does it consist? It is an act of love toward a person whose holiness is recognized by the Church, a gesture of reverence issuing from faith.

It is in this spirit that the Major Reliquary of Saint Andre was created following his canonization. It is a means whereby Christian communities can receive this object of piety and invite their parishioners to offer prayers of veneration in its presence. The artifact is made up of various materials, and features a glass vial containing a few fragments of his heart. It has already visited several places.

Wherever it may travel, the Major Reliquary attracts great numbers of prayerful people. This enthusiasm expresses well the affection people have for Saint André.

To have the Major Reliquary visit your parish, religious community, or shrine, please send a written request to :

Pastoral Office

Telephone 514 733-8211 ext. 2801

 Tour of the Major Reliquary – December 2022




December 8

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, ON

  • Patronal Feast Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Veneration of the relic of Saint Brother André all day
  • 7 p.m. Solemn Sung Vespers at 7 p.m.

December 9

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kingston, ON

Mass at 9:30 a.m.

December 10

Western Deanery of the Arch-Diocese of Kingston, ON – Belleville or Trenton to be confirmed

December 11

St. Michael’s Parish, Belleville, ON

Activities in the afternoon

December 12 and 13

Northern Deanery of the Arch-Diocese of Kingston, ON

December 13

Eastern Deanery of the Arch-Diocese of Kingston, ON

December 15

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Brockville, ON

For animation tools and prayers visit the Prayers to Saint Brother André section.