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S+L BLOG: Br. André



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
Canada has its first male Canadian-born Saint! Today’s Canonization marks a momentous occasion for Canadian Catholics and surely one that will go down in history. The Canonization of six new Saints took place this morning at the Vatican. Tens of thousands gathered for the Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Among those gathered were over 5,000 ...read more
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
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
Welcome to the third of a series of blogs on the legacy of Brother André! As I mentioned in previous blogs celebrating Br. André Bessette’s canonization, a Salt + Light crew traveled to the United States in July for the documentary on Br. André.  Our last stop was… Manchester, New Hampshire!  We wanted to stop ...read more
“Pray for my conversion.” I remember coming across these words when reading about Brother Andre Bessette, the pious porter who was known as the miracle maker of Mount Royal, in Quebec. It struck me as an odd statement. Brother Andre, proclaimed blessed in May 1982, was a very holy man. How could a living saint ...read more