PATRICK P ROWAN recalls the life and times of Canadian Brother Andre, canonised by our current Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI in 2010
He was a poor boy in a large family, who received very little education and, later, he became a lay brother in the Congregation of the Holy Cross. During his lifetime, he was credited with thousands of miraculous cures and after he died one million people attended his obsequies. Then in 2010, he was canonised. In religious context, he was known as Brother Andre.