The Word Among Us

January 2010 Issue

A Modern-Day Miracle Worker

André Bessette seemed an unlikely candidate, but he was God's own choice.

By: Bob French

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

Late one evening, a young man was hobbling on crutches down a Montreal city street. A car pulled up alongside him, and a middle-aged passenger in a religious habit leaned his head out of the window. "What happened to you?" he asked.

The young man explained that he had been injured in an accident. In a firm voice, his questioner replied, "Walk! Let go of your crutche

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