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January 6


Saturday in the Second Week of Christmas

A photo for st. Andre Bessette. CNS image.Read

Today, we honor St. Andre Bessette, the "miracle man of Montreal."


"[St. Andre Bessette] was the witness of innumerable cures and conversions. 'Do not seek to have your trials removed,' he said, 'ask rather for the grace to bear them well.' For him, everything spoke of God and of God's presence. May we, in his footsteps, seek God with simplicity in order to discover him ever present in the heart of our life! May the example of Bro. André inspire Canadian Christian life!" 

—Pope Benedict XVI, Homily October 17, 2010


St. Andre Bessette's devotion to God and St. Joseph was an inspiration for many. Pray to your favorite saint today.


St. Andre Bessette often used sacramentals, or blessed objects, dedicated to St. Joseph when he prayed. Take time today to read about sacramentals and think how you might adopt practices similar to St. Andre Bessette in your own prayer life.

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