Saint Gilles Manse
The Bishops Residence
André Bessette, C.S.C. (9 August 1845 –
6 January 1937), more commonly known as
Brother André (French: Frère André), and
since his canonization as Saint André of
Montreal, was a lay brother of the Congregation
of Holy Cross and a significant figure of the
Roman Catholic Church among French-
Canadians, credited with thousands of reported
miraculous oil healings associated with his pious
devotion to Saint Joseph

Bessette was declared venerable in 1978 and
was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Pope
Benedict XVI approved the decree of sainthood
for Blessed André on 19 February 2010, with the
formal canonization taking place on 17 October
2010. He is the first Canadian living after
Confederation to be canonized.
Saint Giles (Latin: Aegidius; French: Gilles; c. 650 AD – c. 710),
also known as Giles the Hermit, was a Greek, Christian, hermit
saint from Athens, whose legend is centered in Provence and
Septimania. Giles founded the abbey in Saint-Gilles-du-Gard
whose tomb became a place of pilgrimage. It was a stop on the
road that led from Arles to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrim
Way of St. James. Giles is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
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