St. André Bessette


brother_andre_273It is with great joy that the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated the canonization of its first saint, St. André Bessette on Oct. 17, 2010.

Worldwide the Holy Cross community observes St. André’s Feast Day on Jan. 7, because the Vatican and many nations observe the Feast of Epiphany on Jan. 6.

St. André was a humble man who gave his life to the Lord and to the people of God, especially to the sick and afflicted. St. André is the first Holy Cross religious to be canonized a saint.

These pages are dedicated to helping others grow in appreciation and understanding of his powerful life and witness.

moreau_bookcoverAbout St. André Bessette

Although his life was simple, his witness and influence was profound. Learn more about St. André Bessette, including the miraculous story of his life, work and devotion to St. Joseph.

spirituality_charismWhat is a Brother?

Holy Cross answers the questions “What is a Brother?” and “Is the venerable Catholic vocation still relevant in today’s modern world?”

spirituality_charismSt. André Insights

St. André Insights documents how the life of the Holy Cross brother reflected the many virtues the Congregation has to offer both the Church and the world.


Read special announcements and news regarding the canonization of St. André Bessette.

spirituality_charismSt. André Photo & Video Gallery

Visit the St. André photo and video gallery to view photos of the “Miracle Man of Montreal,” as well as to watch videos of his canonization in Rome.

spirituality_charismSt. André Media Kit

The St. André Media Kit contains downloadable photos, press releases, documentary movie trailers and related links.

spirituality_charismSt. André Resources

Download St. André Resources, including banners, bulletin inserts and even a 1955 comic book about his life.