January 6 - Blessed André Bessette

Born in Canada. The eighth of the twelve brothers. His father died in a work related accident, when Andre was only nine years old. His mother died three years later. The twelve children were divided amongst different relatives. Because they were so poor, Andre had barely started school, and was also of bad health. At the age of 25, he joined the Holy Cross Order as a brother. There Andre worked as maintenance and messenger. Afterwards he became the doorman of the Order’s college. It was there, where is discovered his healing powers. Many people came to him. Andre first asked them to give thanks to God, then he would pray with them and many were healed. He died in 1937.

Do you strive to live a life of service under any circumstance?


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