Lay Brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a significant figure among Catholic French-Canadians.
He was orphaned at the age of 12 after his father was killed by a falling tree and his mother died of tuberculosis.
He is credited with thousands of reported miraculous healings and was asked to leave the college he was a porter at because too many sick people were entering the college looking for him.
He was the ninth of thirteen children.
He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982.