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Basil Moreau: Essential Writings (Paperback) is an anthology of all the important published and previously unpublished writings of Basil Moreau, who was beatified in 2007 by the Catholic Church.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
“Much anticipated and brilliantly compiled.”
“This much-anticipated and brilliantly compiled volume responds to the need for an English-language anthology of the writings of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. For students of history and religion, as well as for anyone seeking to understand and benefit personally from the profound spirituality of Fr. Moreau, this book is an absolute treasure.”
Most Rev. Charles J. Brown
Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland
“A wonderful introduction.”
“Blessed Basil Moreau had a singular ability to address problems with a combination of intellectual acuity, spiritual wisdom, and practicality. Grove and Gawrych have assembled a wonderful introduction to the mind and character of the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross.”
The Catholic University of America
“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
“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