On Sept. 5, Mary Queen of All Saints Parish sponsored a presentation of the life of St. Brother André Bessette of Montreal by Brother Jean-Paul Pearson and Father Arul Jeyaraj from St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. The event took place at St. Norbert Church in Hardwick.

A PowerPoint presentation, with photos, chronicled the life of St. Brother André.

Following the presentation, there was Eucharistic adoration and anointing of the Holy Spirit, veneration of the relic of St. Brother André, blessing with St. Joseph’s Oil and a Healing Mass.

Seven blood relatives of St. Brother André attended the event, six of whom are parishioners of Mary Queen of All Saints Parish: Dona Bessette, Susan Earle, Teresa Earle, Adrienne Olney, Doris Voyer and Jeannine Young.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Veronica #1273 provided refreshments during the break and a light meal after the events.