He was a simple farmer at Abruzzi, in Italy. He entered the Capuchin Order as a lay brother when he was thirty years old. His constant prayer was “Deo gratias!” which means “Thanks be to God!” As a result of this simple invocation which he continually made, everyone called him “Brother Deo Gratias.” Though a simple and unlettered man, his holiness and wisdom were so great that saints, like Saint Charles Borromeo and Saint Philip Neri, consulted him, and many learned theologians went to him for advice.
Saint Felix of Cantalice (1587)
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“At seventy-five, he set out with fifty-two companions to finish his work in the conversion of Friesland. Saint Boniface and all his companions were martyred there by the pagans. Saint Boniface was killed while he was putting on his vestments to say Mass.” https://t.co/XSUO0cvAMq53 mins ago 0 3
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.We are excited to announce that Mr. Hugh Owen has been added to the lineup of speakers for our Fall Conference! https://t.co/mDMXnkutLX via @SBC_Catholic1 day ago 0 4
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.What’s in that Prayer? The Collect for Trinity Sunday https://t.co/DeWE7cAORF1 day ago 3 7
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.Selected readings for Trinity Sunday https://t.co/Q0SB12HpLV1 day ago 3 7