Andre Bessette


St. Andre Bessette
(August 9, 1845 - January 6, 1937)





Picture and report submitted by Brandon (6th grade).  Thanks, Brandon!
(posted 11/20/10)
 
 







Pictures are from St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, the world's largest sanctuary dedicated to St. Joseph.  Founded by the newly-beatified St. Andre Bessette, it is also his burial site.
 
(Thanks to Kathy B. for submitting the above pictures from her recent trip to St. Joseph's Oratory.  That isn't a bamboo wall, it is a collection of canes and crutches left by those healed at the Oratory.  The oil from the candles in the top picture is collected by visitors for the purpose of blessing themselves and saying prayers to St. Joseph.)