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Five more days and Br. André Bessette will be canonized. AND in less than three days, as part of celebrating this great event, Salt + Light will be giving away one last free DVD of our production on Br. André, God’s Doorkeeper:  St. André of Montreal. Thank you to all of you who have participated ...read more
Welcome to the sixth in a series of blogs on the legacy of Br. André!  We are less than two weeks away from the Canonization of Brother André Bessette.  I’d like to tell you now about my impressions of the great shrine he built, Saint Joseph’s Oratory. I must have gone to Saint Joseph’s Oratory ...read more
As you know, I’ve been working the past few months on the documentary on Brother André, God’s Doorkeeper.  We’ve also been looking forward here at Salt + Light to Br. André’s canonization on October 17th. To do some justice to at least one other saint to be canonized by the Church that same day (after ...read more
In less than three weeks, our first male Canadian-born saint will be canonized!  As you know, the energy is up, and so are ideas for celebrating! Salt + Light Television is giving away (yes, giving away, just like that) three DVDs of God’s Doorkeeper:  St. André of Montreal.  All you have to do is this: ...read more
Welcome to the fifth of a series of blogs on the legacy of Brother André! We are three weeks away from the Canonization of Brother André Bessette, and the excitement is mounting! It is now time to introduce to you Brother Fernand Bessette, CSC, a distant relative of Brother André. During the pre-production stage of ...read more
In her short time on earth Chiara Badano lived a life of great love and holiness.  Chiara’s story cannot help but touch all who hear it. Salt + Light is bringing you the next chapter in Chiara’s story. Tomorrow, Saturday September 25th, Chiara Luce Badano will be named Blessed.  Her beatification marks the first for ...read more
On Thursday, Salt + Light CEO Father Thomas Rosica, CSB will be speaking at the University of Toronto’s Newman Centre. Three very special and great men are the reasons behind the event.  One was just beatified this past weekend in England by Pope Benedict XVI, the other a Venerable Pope whose life and legacy will ...read more
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation will launch three media projects directly linked to Brother André, the Canadian hero who will be proclaimed a saint by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17 at the Vatican. The new projects include French and English-language documentaries as well as the broadcast of a daily Mass in French from ...read more
After a moving prayer vigil in London’s Hyde Park Pope Benedict XVI boarded a helicopter to Birmingham this morning to celebrate the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman. Blessed John Henry Newman is an important figure for both British Catholics and Anglicans. He began his adult life as an Anglican priest and during that time ...read more
Welcome to the fourth of a series of blogs on the legacy of Brother André! In the past blogs, we went from Indiana to New Hampshire. Now we move to Oregon. I met Fr. Edwin Obermiller once I landed in Portland, Oregon, as part of the filming for the documentary on Br. André. Although I ...read more