St. Andre Bessette/St. Joseph Key
Canada – 1¼ "
HEALING: St. André was born Aug 9 1845 and died Jan 6, 1937. His parents died when he was young and he worked hard his whole life. When he was doorkeeper at Notre Dame College, he spent much of each night in prayer and on his nightstand was a small statue of St. Joseph to whom Andre was especially devoted. He would minister to the sick in the college chapel by anointing them with oil from the lamp he kept burning next to his St. Joseph statue. Many were healed. Word of this spread, and when an epidemic broke out at a nearby college, Andre volunteered to help and no one died. The trickle of sick people to his door became a flood. He never took credit for curing people, but instead gave credit to intercession by St. Joseph. By his death, he was receiving 80,000 letters each year from the sick who sought his prayers and healing. Over a million people came to pay respects at his funeral.
St. Joseph is the step father of Jesus and is the Patron Saint of FATHERS, FRUITFUL LIFE, GOOD DEATH and CARPENTERS.
Ask St André Bessette and St. Joseph to intercede for yourself, your loved one or a friend. To combine with another medal, please go to that page and order and add a key under Extras.