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There has been a tremendous outpouring of love for Saint André of Montreal over the last few weeks. That shouldn’t be  too much of a surprise — at least in light of a recently released document on Popular Piety in Canada. The document was released on the first day of the Canadian Conference of Catholic ...read more
When was the last time you prayed for a miracle? Thanks to the recent canonization of St. André of Montréal, also known by many as the Miracle Man of Montréal, we’ve all been thinking lots about miracles lately. And our nation’s newspapers and media outlets are no exception. In fact, last week nearly every major ...read more
For all of you who weren’t able to catch the Salt + Light coverage of the canonization of Br. André Bessette this past weekend, don’t worry.  Salt + Light is rebroadcasting the canonization coverage on Saturday, October 30th, at 10 am ET. You also have the option of viewing it at any time online.  Go ...read more
The following message was delivered by Mr. Lawrence Cannon, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See on Sunday evening after the canonization of Saint André of Montreal.  The speech was presented in French and English. Bienvenue du Ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Lawrence Cannon à la ...read more
This blog was submitted by Fr. Andrew Gawrych, CSC, of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. One of the most moving parts for me in the Mass of Canonization was when the relics of the newly canonized saints were processed and placed in front of the altar.  I have re-watched that part ...read more
by Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of pilgrims, among them 1,500 Quebecers, filled St. Peter’s Square in Rome Oct. 17 for the canonization mass of Br. André, humble porter of Montreal. At 4 a.m., Montreal time, 1,500 people squeezed into the crypt church of St. Joseph’s Oratory to ...read more
On the eve of the canonization of Blessed Brother André Bessette, Salt + Light premiered the documentary God’s Doorkeeper: St. André of Montreal in Rome.  Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light welcomed an attentive audience of more than 150 people to the Maria Bambina Theatre for the screening.  There was an atmosphere of ...read more
by François Gloutnay, editor of the Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC Would Brother André, an humble man, be shy to learn he made the front page of many Canadian dailies? See here. The Calgary Herald carries a picture and this headline: “Brother André first Canadian-born man to become saint”.“From orphan to sainthood: Brother André ...read more
Intimacy with God. That’s how Brother André became a saint, according to the Archbishop of Montreal, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte. Those words came as part of his homily during a Mass of Thanksgiving this morning at Sant’Andrea delle Valle in Rome. It was also during the homily that the congregation erupted in an extended applause for ...read more
By François Gloutnay, editor of Catholic media blog Nouvelles de l’ACPC.Many articles in the Canadian and international press on the canonization of Brother André. Here are some excerpts.The Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno writes: “Alfred Bessette is now St. André. With upwards of 5,000 Canadians in St. Peter’s Square to witness the event, the Holy ...read more