North Shore & Laurentians First Responders Chaplaincy

Saint Gilles Manse

The Bishops Residence 

Saint Gilles

Saint Giles (Latin: Aegidius; French: Gilles; c. 650 AD – c. 710), also known as Giles the Hermit, was a Greek, Christian, hermit saint from Athens, whose legend is centered in Provence and Septimania. Giles founded the abbey in Saint-Gilles-du-Gard whose tomb became a place of pilgrimage. It was a stop on the road that led from Arles to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrim. Way of St. James. Giles is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. 

Saint André

André Bessette, C.S.C. (9 August 1845 – 6 January 1937), more commonly known as Brother André (French: Frère André), and since his canonization as Saint André of Montreal, was a lay brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a significant figure of the Roman Catholic Church among French-

Canadians, credited with thousands of reported miraculous oil healings associated with his pious

devotion to Saint Joseph

Bessette was declared venerable in 1978 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1982. Pope

Benedict XVI approved the decree of sainthood for Blessed André on 19 February 2010, with the

formal canonization taking place on 17 October 2010. He is the first Canadian living after Confederation to be canonized. 

Noel 2019 

November Decorations 

The apartment is divided into rooms/sections and by themes: Africa - Asia - American Natives