Monday, December 28, 2009
Good News about Brother Andre, C.S.C.
Recently, we got news that the Vatican has approved the Canonization of Blessed Brother Andre Bessette, C.S.C.
Brother Andre, the founder of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, Canada, was a Brother of Holy Cross (C.S.C.). He had a great devotion to St. Joseph, at a time when it was not all that popular. He worked throughout his life, despite much opposition, to promote the popularity of St. Joseph.
Brother Andre died in 1937, and it is said that more than 1 million people came to his wake and funeral.
When he was a young man, Andre was orphaned, and sought work with relatives in Connecticut and Rhode Island. So, if he is Canonized, he will truly be another North American Saint.
Let's pray that Andre will bless us with a greater love for the Lord.
Posted by Fr. Gene Vavrick at 11:08 PM