CBC Digital Archives

Police recover Brother André's stolen heart

In 1904 a humble Montreal monk named Brother André realized a dream: to build a shrine to St. Joseph. Pilgrims flocked there, seeking not just a place of prayer but the touch of Brother André — a man his followers believed could work miracles. A century later the shrine, St. Joseph's Oratory, was attracting two million visitors every year and in 2010 Brother André was declared a saint. CBC Archives looks at his life and legacy.

media clip
An anonymous telephone call leads to the discovery of the oratory's most famous relic.
Medium: Radio
Program: This Country in the Morning
Broadcast Date: Dec. 26, 1974
Guest(s): Frank Shoofey
Reporter: Michael Enright
Duration: 4:22

Last updated: March 28, 2013

Page consulted on December 18, 2014

All Clips from this Topic

Related Content

1972: Art heist at the Montreal Museum of Fin...

Three armed thieves escape with $2 million worth of art.

1972: Leafs owner Harold Ballard convicted of...

Harold Ballard, the much-despised owner of Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, is ...

1989: New heart for newborn baby

Dr. Wilbert Keon performs the first Canadian neo-natal heart transplant on an 11-day-old infan...

1968: Canada's first heart transplant

A 59-year-old father of two receives a new heart.

The Miracle on Mount Royal: 100 Years of St. ...

In 1904 a humble Montreal monk named Brother André realized a dream: to build a shrine to St. ...

St. Joseph's Oratory: Millennium on the mount...

St. Joseph's Oratory hosts a multicultural celebration for the year 2000.