St. André Bessette

January 7 is the Memorial of St. André Bessette in Canada. Here are some resources:

From the CCCB (Canadian Bishops)

Biography in English
Activity Sheets   Ages 6-8   |    Ages 9-11

From Salt and Light: Remembering Brother André.

St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal has a special section of their website devoted to St. Brother André.

The Catholic Church of Montreal has a mini-site devoted to St. Brother André.

The Congregation of the Holy Cross (USA) has a mini-site with St. Brother Andre resources, including a timeline and prayers.

Prayer to St. André – Patron of Home Caregivers

Day after day, you welcomed with love and compassion
those who came to you to share in their suffering.
You were well acquainted with fatigue from long hours dedicated
to the service of others.
Who, better than you, can understand the exhaustion of women
and men who devote themselves day after day to the service of
a dear one marked by illness?
Who, better than you, can relate to the suffering of sick persons
and with their contentment in having someone near them, willing
to take care of them day after day?
O patron saint of home caregivers, help us every day to somehow
find the strength to love the people whom we serve and the joy in
receiving their love in return.
With you, we bring our happiness and our heartaches to the feet
of the Lord.
With you, we commend ourselves to Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary.
With you, we turn towards God our Father,
the source of every grace and every good thing.
Amen.

Images of St.  André Bessette  from Wikimedia

Digital Archives from the CBC relating to St. André Bessette.

St. André Bessette: Pope Benedict XVI’s Canonization Homily

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