St Andre

St Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Canada

Andre Bessette began his life in poverty as the 8th child of a family of 12 children. He suffered health and employment concerns, eventually finding his way as a doorman in the College of Notre Dame. Here his devotion was recognized, and he eventually became Brother Andre of the Congregation of Holy Cross Orders. Thousands of miracles and cures occurred through his prayers, always invoking the intercession of St. Joseph. The church shown below was built to accommodate those flocking for his cures.

Crutches line the church left by those who were cured.

Brother Andre’s devotion led him to begin the Oratory and this is where his remains now lay.

On October 17, 2010 he was formally recognized as a Saint.

St. Andre

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