St. André Bessette, C.S.C.
— 1845 - 1937 —
Brother André, the first member of the Congregation of Holy Cross to be declared a saint, was born into a poor family near Montreal. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1872 and served as porter at College Notre Dame for 40 years and founded St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal.
Brother André exhibited an intense spirituality with extraordinary devotion to St. Joseph. He was servant to the sick, poor and afflicted. Thousands of people were healed through Brother André's intercession.
Erected by King's College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 41° 15.056′ N, 75° 52.655′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on North Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is on André Hall, part of the King's College campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 West North Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore T. and Walter C. Zuba (within shouting distance of this marker); Luzerne County (about
Also see . . .
1. St. André Bessette, C.S.C. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. King's College, Wilkes-Barre PA. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.