The founding cleric of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, Brother André, has been approved by Pope Benedict XVI to become saint. André was one of six candidates being reviewed for sainthood, all of whom will be formally canonized on Oct. 17 at the Vatican. Born Alfred Bessette on Aug. 9, 1845, André was known as a healer and miracle-worker. He founded a tiny chapel on Mount Royal in 1904 which grew into the giant landmark church that now towers over the city. André is Canada’s 11th saint.