St. Andre Bessette Novena Prayer Patron Saint of the Sick

St. Andre Bessette Novena Prayer All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Andre Bessette Novena
Novena BeginsDecember 28
Feast DayJanuary 6
Patron Saint ofThe Sick

About St. Andre Bessette

Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to Saint Joseph.

Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, he became a farmhand. Various trades followed: shoemaker, baker, blacksmith—all failures. He was a factory worker in the United States during the boom times of the Civil War.

At 25, André applied for entrance into the Congregation of Holy Cross. After a year’s novitiate, he was not admitted because of his weak health. But with an extension and the urging of Bishop Bourget, he was finally received. He was given the humble job of doorkeeper at Notre Dame College in Montreal, with additional duties as sacristan, laundry worker and messenger. “When I joined this community, the superiors showed me the door, and I remained 40 years,” he said.

In his little room near the door, he spent much of the night on his knees. On his windowsill, facing Mount Royal, was a small statue of Saint Joseph, to whom he had been devoted since childhood. When asked about it he said, “Some day, Saint Joseph is going to be honored in a very special way on Mount Royal!”

When he heard someone was ill, he visited to bring cheer and to pray with the sick person. He would rub the sick person lightly with oil taken from a lamp burning in the college chapel. Word of healing powers began to spread.

When an epidemic broke out at a nearby college, André volunteered to nurse. Not one person died. The trickle of sick people to his door became a flood. His superiors were uneasy; diocesan authorities were suspicious; doctors called him a quack. “I do not cure,” he said again and again. “Saint Joseph cures.” In the end he needed four secretaries to handle the 80,000 letters he received each year.

For many years the Holy Cross authorities had tried to buy land on Mount Royal. Brother André and others climbed the steep hill and planted medals of Saint Joseph. Suddenly, the owners yielded. André collected $200 to build a small chapel and began receiving visitors there—smiling through long hours of listening, applying Saint Joseph’s oil. Some were cured, some not. The pile of crutches, canes and braces grew.

The chapel also grew. By 1931, there were gleaming walls, but money ran out. “Put a statue of Saint Joseph in the middle. If he wants a roof over his head, he’ll get it.” The magnificent Oratory on Mount Royal took 50 years to build. The sickly boy who could not hold a job died at 92.

He is buried at the Oratory. He was beatified in 1982 and canonized in 2010. At his canonization in October 2010, Pope Benedict XVI said that Saint Andre “lived the beatitude of the pure of heart.”

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Andre Bessette Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Brother Andre, we celebrate your presence among us.Your loving friendship with Jesus, Mary and Joseph makes you another son in the eyes of the Father. Compassion carries your words straight to God’s heart, and your prayers are answered with comfort and healing Through you, from our lips to God’s ear, our supplications are heard…

(Mention your request here…)

We ask to be made a part of God’s work in a spirit of prayer, compassion and humility. St. Andre Bessette, pray for us.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Andre Bessette

Brother André,
how well you understood how love for God
is expressed in love for others.

Help us to accept those who are afflicted
in the same way that you did.

Teach us to sympathize
with their suffering and their pain.

Teach us to listen to them with patience
and to speak a consoling word.

Let us show them how to trust
in Saint Joseph, in Mary the mother of Jesus,
and in God our Father.

Your love of God was manifest
in your plan to build a place of prayer on the mountain.

With Saint Joseph,
you yourself receive all those who come to the Oratory.

Plant within them faith in God who loves them so much
and who wishes wholeness for every human being.

Make them grateful for all the graces they have received
and confident in the future that is theirs.

Help them to make prayer a part of their life
and to become people that others can rely on.
Brother André,
you are now with the saints in glory;
you are powerful with God.

Continue the ministry you conducted
when you were on earth.

Obtain healing for those who are suffering
in mind and body.

Give serenity to those advanced in years,
and gainful work for those who seek it.

Inspire the young to live good Christian lives,
in marriage,
in consecrated life,
as ordained pastors.
Teach all of us how to live as Jesus did. Amen.

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