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S+L BLOG: St. Brother André



One of the great stories this year not only for the Canadian Church but for the Church as a whole, is the canonization of Brother André.  For us at Salt + Light Television, the story is very dear  to us.  As most of you know, a very dedicated team of people here invested a lot ...read more
This week, thousands of people – some half-way around the world – will begin receiving their purchased copy of God’s Doorkeeper, the moving documentary on the life and legacy of Saint André of Montreal. More than 1,400 copies have been sold during a brief two-month pre-sale period, making it the most successful DVD launch for ...read more
On Friday, staff at Salt + Light paused for a moment to watch the final cut of God’s Doorkeeper: Saint André of Montreal, one of our latest documentaries. It was quite an experience – beyond words. Thankfully a skilled journalist chronicled the experience. The article below was published in the National Post. Salt + Light ...read more
A week ago, Canada celebrated the canonization of Br. André Bessette at the Olympic stadium in Montreal.  It’s been an exciting time for the Church in Canada!  My time working on all things Br. André has now come to an end (I think, but who knows what the future always holds), so I wanted to ...read more
By Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL – On Saturday, October 30, the Olympic Stadium played host to one of the greatest religious events of its history. More than 48,000 people of all ages and origins filled the bleachers for the Mass of Thanksgiving in honour of Brother André – canonized as St. ...read more
MONTREAL–Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the following statement at a reception in Montreal, October 30, after attending a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Olympic Stadium for the canonization of Saint André. “Your Eminence, Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal; Father Grou, Rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory; Your Honour, Mr. Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec; Premier Charest; Your Worship ...read more
MONTREAL — One new Canadian saint will be among those for whom Catholics will give thanks and to whom they will pray on All Saints Day this year. Saint Brother André, who founded St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, October 17, and enthusiasm for his canonization here has ...read more
MONTREAL — Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped in at St. Joseph’s Oratory on his way to the Olympic Stadium for the grand Canadian celebration for the canonization of Saint Brother André. He was greeted by Fr. Claude Grou, CSC, rector of the shrine that was founded by Saint Brother André more than a century ago. ...read more
I wrote the blog Encores for Brother André, mentioning the rebroadcast of the Canonization Mass and the airdates for my Catholic Focus: Remembering Brother André episode this coming weekend. But there’s much more Br. André to catch this weekend than that! So, check this out: 1. Rebroadcast of the Coverage of the Canonization Mass: Saturday, ...read more