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S+L BLOG: André Bessette



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
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
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
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
This is certainly a weekend dedicated to Brother André Bessette. Check out our Salt + Light coverage schedule of the canonization of Br. André Bessette here. The live coverage in French begins on Saturday, October 16th at 7 pm ET.  Host Sébastien Lacroix will be joined by Rita Sawaya in Rome and by Laura Ieraci ...read more