It is with great joy that we announce that our brother, André Bessette,
C.S.C., was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2010.
He is the first member of the Congregation of Holy Cross to reach
An unassuming doorkeeper who became legendary for his ministry to
the sick and poor, Saint Brother André didn’t set out to be a healer. Yet,
this "Miracle Man of Montreal" embraced God’s mission to bring hope
to others, and every day tended to the needy who lined up at his door.
In honor of Saint Brother André’s life, the Congregation of Holy Cross
celebrated the Year of the Brother from October 17, 2011, through
October 17, 2012. The Year of the Brother honored all Holy Cross
brothers who have dedicated their lives to the Lord in service to all of
God’s people. By their commitment, courage, and conviction, Holy
Cross brothers strive to exemplify this motto: Lives Given to God,
Love Given to All.
Please explore our pages devoted to Saint Brother André to learn
more about the extraordinary story of a humble brother who inspires us
to live a religious life in service of others.