Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality

Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality

A 30-Day Retreat with Basil Moreau 

Author: Joel Giallanza, C.S.C.

Price: $10.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-232-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 1, 2010

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The spiritual vision of the recently beatified Blessed Basil Moreau—founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross—comes alive in this fresh and accessible thirty-day prayer companion.

In this first popular presentation of the spirituality of Blessed Basil Moreau, readers encounter a month’s worth of morning and evening reflections with the key themes of Holy Cross spirituality—trust in God’s providence, faith, persistence in prayer, charity, and hope in the cross.

Ideal as a resource for laity committed to Holy Cross parishes, ministries, schools, colleges, and universities, Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality is the perfect way to deepen appreciation of the unique charism that shapes Holy Cross work and prayer.


"Shares Moreau's spiritual vision."

"More than a 100 years ago, Blessed Basil Moreau, a courageous, energetic and prayerful French priest, worked hard serving God and answering the many needs of his day. The Holy Cross congregations founded in his spirit continue Moreau’s work around the world in parishes, schools, colleges, universities, and in many ministries to the poor. Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality: A 30-Day Retreat with Basil Moreau by Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., shares Moreau's transforming spiritual vision in accessible daily readings. This book helps us see how richly God blesses work done in his name."

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President Emeritus of The University of Notre Dame

"A great resource."

"Brother Joel Giallanza is one of the Blessed Father Basil Moreau scholars recognized by most of us who work in the various ministries related to the Congregation of Holy Cross. He has clearly utilized his gifts and experiences as a retreat master, Vicar for Religious of the Diocese of Austin, spiritual mentor, and Moreau scholar in writing Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality. The book is easily adaptable for use in its entirety or in parts. This work will be a great resource for both laymen and religious in their personal lives as well as in their individual ministries. It will be great for use as a spiritual tool for prayer and reflection, not only in Holy Cross ministries, but in any Catholic institution that chooses to use it. I have already found several applications in which we will use it at Notre Dame High School."

Terry McGaha, Director of Mission Outreach and Parent/Volunteer Programs
Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA