SAINT ANDRE BESSETTE
I had the privilege to pay a few days visit to Brother Andre’s place of rest in August 2016. Taking the opportunity of my vacation, I decided to explore a little bit of Quebec. While staying in Montreal I liked to stop at Saint Joseph Oratory for Holy Mass or prayer almost every day. While sitting in the upper Basilica, usually almost alone, I could feel Br. Andre’s spirit still in there. Only a man with such a strong belief could accomplish this work. Cast in a solid rock the Basilica is like a sleeping giant, listening to the prayers of so many pilgrims arriving to ask Saint Joseph’s and his servant Saint intercession.
What would Br. Andre do if he were alive now, with us? He was obedient to his superiors so he would probably close the church door, but at the same time keep praying, even more, even harder. Br Andre was known as a man of miracles. Let's ask his intercession as we wait for our church door to open again. Let's wake this faith, this spiritual giant that sleeps in Canadians’ hearts, and wait for the miracle …
Some of my photos from the Oratory.
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The closed door is not a barrier for prayer and love!