Blessed Basil Moreau

An Accident of Providence

Author: Mr. Josh Bathon, C.S.C.

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau, Congregation, and Patrons

The Sorrowful Heart of Our Lady

A confusing turn of events caused the young group of priests and brothers to live in a place called “Our Lady of Holy Cross,” but the connection was not lost on our Blessed Founder who seized on this accident of Providence and made it foundational for his fledgling congregation.   Read More

Moreau’s Vision: A Family Education

Author: Fr. James King, C.S.C.

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau and Education

Fr Dan Groody, CSC teaching

As one studies Moreau’s spirituality, it becomes apparent that it is focused upon the most basic gospel demands: to be an apostle, to pick up one’s cross daily, and to conform one’s self wholly to the person of Jesus Christ, writes Fr. Jim King, C.S.C., as we mark Blessed Basil Moreau's Feast Day. "He shaped his students and his Congregation to do that, not apart from the world but to go forth out into it as Jesus did himself. That is what Moreau meant when he said that the task of Holy Cross was to educate them in such a way that they became citizens for both society and heaven." Read More

Homily for the Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau

Author: Fr. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau and Homilies and Reflections


“Father Moreau believed deeply that each one of us is called to live in God’s love by actively embracing and sharing the salvific mysteries of Christ’s life, especially the mystery of the Cross,” preached Fr. David T. Tyson on the Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau. “‘Making God known, loved, and served’ is essential to our charism, and essential to all of our ministries, wherever they may be. It fuels our zeal to be eager ministers of the Gospel, and it is the glue that seals our union.” Read More

Happy Feast of Blessed Moreau

Author: Mr. Andrew Polaniecki

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau

Blessed Basil Moreau stained glass

Like many others, my four years of high school consisted of playing sports, attending class, hanging with friends in the lunch room, and growing in faith and knowledge. However, these ordinary experiences where shaped and formed by the lives of the 10 or so Holy Cross religious that were the very flesh and spirit of the Notre Dame High School community,” writes Mr. Andrew Polaniecki, the Director of Campus Ministry at Holy Cross College. “Blessed Moreau’s Feast Day is one of great joy in which we give thanks and praise for his family of religious men and women who share a common life of faith and work together to bring hope to the world.” Read More

Happy Feast Day: Blessed Basil Moreau

Author: Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C.

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau, Feasts, and Spirituality

Blessed Basil Moreau

A happy feast day to one and all, as all of us in the Holy Cross family celebrate the feast day of our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau. As celebrations take place throughout the world, we dive into the festivities on our blog with a reflection on Blessed Moreau as a man of prayer, written by Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C. At the end of the reflection is a prayer for the canonization of Moreau. May the example and intercession of Blessed Moreau make all of us, like him, men and women of deep prayer, men and women who are God’s saints. Read More

Rewnewing the Spirit of Our Vocation

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau

Blessed Basil Moreau

A happy and blessed New Year to all from all of us here in the Office of Vocations!  Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, always marked the beginning of a new year by writing a circular letter to the community.  In celebration of the start of 2011, we are posting an excerpt from one of these circular letters, dating from January 4, 1845.  May the ringing in of this New Year be, as Blessed Moreau urges us, a time to overcome any spiritual complacency and pursue with ever greater zeal our vocations Read More

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