St. André Bessette

Visitation of the Major Reliquary

The reliquary of Saint Brother André consists of three principal elements: the relic itself made up of particles of Saint Brother André's heart and presented in a glass vial; the two faces of a medaillon by artist Sylvia Daoust featuring Brother André's profile on one side and Saint Joseph's Oratory on the other; lying atop pieces of stone from Mount Royal, all displayed on a piece of mahogany, the same wood that was used to decorate the basilica. The reliquary was created under the direction of André Bergeron, CSC

Information About Relics

Treasures of the Church

Why do we venerate relics?


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The worship of relics is a gesture of love for a person who has been recognized by the Church as a saint. It is a sign of devotion inspired by faith.

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The Oratory July-August 2009

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 "A Visit with the Cantin family"
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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Salt & Light TV - Brother André
Celebrating a Saint

1955 comic book of Br André's life

St. André's Life and
its meaning video


YouTube Video - Brother André Bessette - Reflections (Salt and Light TV)


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