In 2023, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth in heaven of Blessed Basile Moreau. The Congregation of Holy Cross has decreed an 18-month jubilee period, from January 20, 2023, to June 7, 2024, to mark this occasion.
Blessed Basile Moreau was born in Laigné-en-Belin, in the Diocese of Le Mans, France, on Feb. 11, 1799. In his 74 years, he was priest, founder, author, preacher, teacher, and a visionary. It became the gift of the order to educate in faith, to build up the Church, and to respond with zeal and love to the needs of the world.
As Bl. Moreau said in his work Christian Education: “Hurry then; take up this work of resurrection, never forgetting that the special end of your Institute is, before all, to sanctify youth. It is by this that you will contribute to prepare the world for better times than ours; for these students who now attend your school are the parents of the future, the parents of future generations, each one of whom bears within self a family.”
Today, our Holy Cross Schools work to inspire students to be formed solidly in Christian values in general, and in the Holy Cross core values in particular. They strive to inform students about the world in which they live, about obstacles to human dignity, and they make it a priority to educate students to acquire the knowledge and skills to help the graduates to overcome injustices in the world in which they live.