Thousands of people pay last respects to 'Miracle Man', Brother Andre, of the St Joseph's Oratory, Montreal ,Canada.
Montreal Quebec Canada Date:1937, January 6 Duration:1 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Flags at half staff in mourning on roof of College of Notre Dame in Montreal, Canada (Collège Notre-Dame, in Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal). Thousands of people (a total of about 1 million in one week) pay last respects to the 'Miracle Man' of Montreal, who died January 6th, 1937. Brother Andre, the former Alfred Bessette, was a revered 20th century disciple of St. Joseph associated with St. Joseph's Oratory, a major Roman Catholic religious sanctuary in Montreal, Canada (l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal). On Saturday, January 9, the coffin is taken from the Oratory to the Montreal cathedral Marie-Reine du Monde (Mary Queen of the World), for a first funeral Mass. Six Firemen Officers carry it inside. Later, back into the sanctuary (St Joseph's Oratory) it would lie in state until January 12 for a second funeral ceremony. View of the open coffin. Views of the St. Joseph's Oratory. Brother Andre poses for picture a few years before his death.
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