Not all the celebrations of the canonization of Saint André Bessette took place in Rome. Many of our Holy Cross parishes and schools had events surrounding the canonization. One example is St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona.
Here is the first post from Andrew Solkshinitz, a Holy Cross College student, who is on pilgrimage in Rome for the canonization of Blessed Brother André with the group from the Holy Cross Office of Vocations. Visit our Vocations Flickr account for more photos of the celebrations in Rome.
This morning in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Br. André Bessette, C.S.C., and five other blesseds as saints in the Roman Catholic Church. In his homily, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of St. André Bessette, the first saint in the Congregation of Holy Cross, as a "man of simplicity"...
Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C, continues his posting for us from his missionary work in our seminary in East Africa. Today he shares the moving vocation story of one of our recently ordained priests there.
The Toronto Star ran a story today on Fr. Mario Lachapelle, C.S.C., who was the vice-postulator for Brother André Bessette's cause for canonization.
Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C., continues his diary of blog post from our Holy Cross parish in Colorado Springs. Today he shares a powerful story that is illustrative of how our Holy Cross priests in parishes really serve on the front lines in the Church today.
Today is the last in our series of Sunday reflections on Brother André Bessette as next Sunday we will be celebrating his canonization, and we will have blog posts from pilgrims in Rome for that historic day! So stay tuned! Our reflection this Sunday has an international flair, coming...
Fr. Peter J. Walsh, C.S.C., has given us his second offering in posts from Yale University, where he works in Catholic campus ministry. Today's story is of a powerful encounter of education in the faith when some of Fr. Peter's Catholic students and some of Yale's Muslim students came together...
The National Catholic Reporter did a great article on Brother Jesus Alonso, C.S.C., a member of the South-West Province of Brothers, who is completing his doctorate in micro-biology in Texas.
Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., continues his posting from André House in Phoenix. Given that the namesake of their ministry to the poor and homeless is being canonized in less than two weeks, Fr. Eric decided to share with us some stories about one of their guests named Andre.