Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Optional Memorial of Blessed Andre Bessette, religious (Can); Epiphany (traditional)

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Collect: Lord our God, friend of the humble, you blessed your servant, Brother Andre with a great devotion to St. Joseph and a real concern for the needy and the afflicted. Through his intercession fill our hearts with compassion, and lead us in the ways of prayer and love that we may enter with him into your glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Old Calendar: Epiphany of Our Lord

Blessed Andre was born near Quebec, and entered the Congregation of the Holy Cross as a Brother. He performed humble tasks for over forty years and entrusted all of the poor and sick who flocked to his cell to the care of St. Joseph. During his life he was able to have a chapel built to the spouse of the Virgin Mary. After his death, the shrine grew into the great basilica known as St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal.

According to the 1962 Missal of Bl. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord.

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