Bishop Yves-Marie Péan, C.S.C., presides at the Mass in Cap-Haïtien to open the celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of Holy Cross in Haiti.
Around the World
France is the birthplace of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Within three years of his founding of Holy Cross in 1837, Blessed Basile Moreau was sending missionaries not just around the French countryside, but around the world.
Today the Congregation continues to work in schools and parishes in France. Holy Cross also welcomes pilgrims to its conventual church, Notre Dame de Sainte Croix, which was built by Moreau and now serves as the International Shrine dedicated to his spiritual legacy.
Pope Francis selected Fr. Labine for this honor because of his distinguished service to the Church in his work with Volunteers Optometry for Service to Humanity.
After probably over a century, a cross rests on the peak of Notre-Dame de Sainte-Croix Church, which is the home of the International Shrine of Blessed Basile Moreau.
St. André Bessette
Brother André Bessette, C.S.C., is the first canonized saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He was known as the "Miracle Man of Montreal" for all the people who were miraculously healed through his intercession and prayers.
Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., Vicar and First General Assistant of the Congregation, reflects on how this humble brother who welcomed the sick and suffering with God's love and mercy can guide us to our Savior, Jesus Christ.