Blessed André Bessette, better known as Brother André, was born Alfred Bessette in 1845. He took the religious name André when he joined the Congregation of the Holy Cross. Brother André served for 40 years as a porter at a secondary school in Montreal. He was greatly devoted to St. Joseph, and had the gift of healing. Brother André died in 1937 and was beatified in 1982.
Andre Bessette
Biographical profile.
Blessed André Bessette
Short biographical sketch of Brother André.
Brother Andre, His Life and Times
Biographical article includes a prayer for his canonization.
Catholic Online: Blessed Andre Bessette
Short biography and prayer.
Saints of the Roman Calendar: Blessed Andre Bessette
Historico-liturgical note, message and relevance, prayer appointed for his feast day. One typographical error: this page says he became a Holy Cross Brother at 15, but actually he was 25. By Enzo Lodi.
Top 100 Catholics: Blessed Andre Bessette
Biographical sketch of Brother Andre, voted one of the top Catholics of the 20th century by visitors to the Daily Catholic web site.
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