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This definitive introduction to the life and vision of Blessed Basil Moreau is the first book to gather together the essential spiritual, pastoral, and educational writings of the nineteenth-century French priest who founded the Congregation of Holy Cross, which is the religious order that founded the University of Notre Dame in 1842.
Basil Moreau: Essential Writings (Hardcover) is an anthology of all the important published and previously unpublished writings of Basil Moreau, who was beatified in 2007 by the Catholic Church. This anthology provides generous selections from Moreau’s sermons, pastoral letters, educational treatises, and spiritual reflections, which reveal a figure who was no stranger to difficulty and conflict but also a man deeply committed to a hope that can only emerge from Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection.
Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
Imprint: Christian Classics
“A superb and much-needed work.”
“This superb and much-needed work makes accessible to us, in their historical and theological context, the writings of Blessed Basil Moreau, someone who has profoundly shaped the University of Notre Dame and many other educational institutions throughout the world, along with countless other good works—all of which exist because of his vision for the Congregation of Holy Cross.”
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
The University of Notre Dame
“Extremely valuable insights.”
“This collection of the essential writings of Blessed Basil Moreau offers extremely valuable insights into the life of the remarkable founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, whose writings on education and evangelization are as valuable now as they were in the wake of the French Revolution and whose spiritual vision provides a meaningful path to a rich life in Christ.”
Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.
Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers
“An inestimable collection.”
“By retrieving the words of their sainted founder, Basil Moreau, two young Holy Cross religious help us to understand the mind and heart of a man who provided (and still provides) the deep impetus that urges the Holy Cross family to proclaim the Cross as our only hope. This inestimable collection will help sustain the Congregation in its charism and give ample encouragement to those who share in its mission.”
Lawrence S. Cunningham
John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus)
University of Notre Dame
“Rich material for spiritual reflection.”
“In this era of the New Evangelization, we can learn much from the inspiring example and writings of Blessed Basil Moreau, a holy priest who embraced with passionate zeal the mission of the new evangelization in nineteenth-century France, facing challenges not unlike our own. This wonderful collection of his writings provides rich material for spiritual reflection.”
Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend