Andre Bessette

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Birthday
9, 1845
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 6, 1937 (91)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1845
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jan 6, 1937 (91)

About

Lay Brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a significant figure among Catholic French-Canadians.

Before Fame

He was orphaned at the age of 12 after his father was killed by a falling tree and his mother died of tuberculosis.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He was the ninth of thirteen children.

Associated With

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982.