Monday, February 22, 2010

The Holy Cross Congregation has first Saint!

Blessed Brother Andre Bessette, of the Holy Cross Congregation - the founders of the University of Notre Dame -- was approved for sainthood, this past Friday, with formal canonization scheduled for Sunday, October 17th, 2010. Brother Andre, a Holy Cross Brother, is credited with thousands of miraculous healings. Born in Quebec, Blessed Brother Andre lived and worked in Canada (though he did spend some time in America) until his death in 1937. He is the first member of the Holy Cross Congregation to be approved for sainthood. The link below is a tribute to Brother Andre.