St. Andre was the 8th of 12 children.  He did many odd jobs as a child and young adult, one of them being doorkeeper at Notre Dame College in Montreal.  He had a lifelong devotion to St. Joseph.    After visiting sick persons, healings would occur.  St. Andre attributed the cures to St. Joseph and not himself.  He was beatified in 1982 and canonized in 2010.  Pope Benedict XVI said that St. Andre “lived the beatitude of the pure of heart.”

FEAST DAY- January 6