150 Anniversary

On January 20, 2023, the Congregation of Holy Cross marked the 150th Anniversary of the entry of its founder, Blessed Basile Moreau, into eternal life. To commemorate this important anniversary, the 2022 General Chapter declared “a celebration to honor our founder, Blessed Basile Moreau, beginning on January 20, 2023, and ending on June 7, 2024, the Feast of the Sacred Heart” (Decree 20).

In addition to many local celebrations, the Congregation united across the globe for 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration to initiate this year of grace, which is dedicated to promoting the spirituality and charism that Blessed Moreau gave to Holy Cross. It is also a time to deepen devotion to this holy religious and priest and to pray for his canonization, so that, along with the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Universal Church can find inspiration in his holiness, consolation in his intercession, and strength in his fidelity to the Cross.

The following pages are to help one to come to know Blessed Basile Moreau more, including a short biography of his life, reflections by Holy Cross religious about his legacy, and a photo gallery of his beatification. There are also resources to aide in the celebration of the year, from prayers to banners and images, as well as news on the events taking place across the world during the year.