Here is the fourth in our on-going series of personal reflections from Holy Cross religious on what Blessed Brother André, who will be canonized October 17, means to them. This week's comes from Brother Ron Whelan, C.S.C.:
I first heard of Brother André Bessette as a young Holy Cross Brother when I was with my mother in a nursing home in Ottawa, Canada. The doctors said she had only a day or two to live. The religious sisters had placed a picture and a relic of Brother André on her pillow.