"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Quebec

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, O.F.M.

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone   Birth: November 19, 1838 – Ghyveldge, France Ordained to the Holy Priesthood: August 17, 1870, in Bourges, France Death: August 14, 1916 – Montreal, Quebec Beatified on September 25, 1988, by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: August 5   Rarely do we know the impact of a person’s life, or appreciate… Read More ›

Saint Marguerite d’Youville of Montreal

Born: October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec Died: December 23, 1771 Beatified: May 3, 1959 – by Pope John XXIII Canonized: December 9, 1990 – by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 16 (Canada) Patronage: widows, difficult marriages, death of young children     In this life, we rarely know the impact we will have… Read More ›

Saint André Bessette

Born: Alfred Bessette on August 9, 1845 Died: January 6, 1937 Canonized: October 17, 2010 What if someone told you that you could get to heaven by holding the door open for people? Sounds unlikely, but it’s true! André Bessette was a simple man, poor, uneducated, and sickly – relegated to being a doorkeeper and… Read More ›

Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim – July 26th

The tiny town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is nestled along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, just 35 kilometers northeast of Québec City (in eastern Canada).  Although the town is home to only 2,800 people, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a major Catholic shrine.  Dedicated to St. Anne, the grandmother of Jesus, it is a place… Read More ›