BLOG: Montreal
On Saturday, October 15th, a group of 46 students from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana came to Toronto. It was the first day of a 5-day pilgrimage ending at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. They arrived in the afternoon and visited the World Youth Day sites in the city. That evening, I gave ...read more
As our viewers know, Salt + Light Television presents a French daily Mass live from St. Joseph’s Oratory Crypt Church at 8:30am ET. This Thursday afternoon, December 30th, Salt + Light will present an additional Mass. Catholic Christian Outreach, CCO, is holding their annual young adult conference Rise Up in Montreal this year. Appropriately, Canada’s ...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
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 — 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 — Today, Oct. 16, is the eve of Brother André’s canonization. It is also a day of fine coincidence, call it Providence. It was on this day, in 1904, that the first, small, wooden chapel built by Brother André in honour of St. Joseph on the slope of Mount Royal in Montreal was inaugurated. ...read more
Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed news from the Vatican this morning that Brother André Bessette, CSC, will be declared a saint on October 17th 2010. “Brother André’s life shows us the power of faith and the importance of concern for the sick and others in need.” read a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, “In ...read more
The Catholic Church in Canada will have another saint to call its own come this fall. There was no doubting the holiness of Blessed André Bessette, CSC, but come Sunday, October 17th, the Miracle Man of Montreal will be officially recognized as a Saint by the universal Church. The date was announced in Rome today ...read more