TO THE EDITOR:
I read with great interest & joy your editorial pertaining to the life of Br. Andre.
My grandfather, Lionel Maynard, was a close personal friend of Br. Andre. In fact, when Br. Andre stayed in West Warwick he usually stayed at my grandparents' home at 24 McNiff Street.
Growing up I fondly remember being told many stories about this great man. I was always told that Br. Andre would someday become a saint. My grandparents were right, as it has now come to pass.
I believe the historical records of Sts. John & James Church in West Warwick will document this close friendship.