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S+L BLOG: St. Brother André



MONTREAL — Effie Cordeiro is still in a state of sublime joy nearly two weeks after receiving the Eucharist from the Pope October 17, during the canonization Mass for Brother André. “It was awesome, amazing. I’m still trying to absorb it,” said the mother of three young adult children, whose births she and her husband, ...read more
MONTREAL — The beauty of icons is in their ability to allow people to encounter the sacred and to apprehend what is essential to their lives. Following a long-standing Church tradition to write icons of the saints, two official icons of Canada’s newest saint were written. The new icons of Brother André, written by Quebec ...read more
There were so many wonderful people I met and so many wonderful stories I heard during the filming for the documentary God’s Doorkeeper:  St. André of Montreal. Unfortunately, I couldn’t include them all in the documentary! So we’ve decided to feature a special episode of Catholic Focus entitled “Remembering Brother André”. This episode will give ...read more
By Sabrina Di Matteo, editor of Haute Fidélité MONTREAL – Nearly 1,000 pilgrims formed the official Montreal and St. Joseph’s Oratory delegation at Brother André’s canonization Mass, last October 17. A little over a week later, these 915 wizened travelers are back, hands and hearts full of pictures and treasured moments. Two people from the ...read more
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