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The Healing Power of Faith

The Life and Witness of St. André Bessette

By: Ann Ball

The Healing Power of Faith: The Life and Witness of St. André Bessette by Ann Ball

“I am only a man, just like you,” time after time Brother André Bessette reminded petitioners who came to him. Known as a miracle worker of healing during his lifetime, this humble doorkeeper saint insisted on giving all the credit to God, the faith of those healed, and the intercession of St. Joseph. Quietly, he said, “I will pray for you.” Time after time, healing came.

Brother André was born Alfred Bessette in 1845 in a small town near Montreal. He was the sixth of ten children of a carpenter and woodcutter....

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