Generations of men have made and lived by their vows within the Congregation of Holy Cross. For the better part of two centuries, Holy Cross priests and brothers have made countless sacrifices and shown heroic virtue in service of the gospel. Some of these men have been officially recognized by the Church for their holiness.
St. André Bessette, the humble brother who was known as the "Miracle Man of Montreal," became the Congregation's first canonized saint on October 17, 2010. Our founder, Blessed Basile Moreau, was beatified in France in 2007, the final step before being canonized a saint. Four other Holy Cross religious – Bishop Theotonius Ganguly, Br. Flavian Laplante, C.S.C., Bishop Vincent McCauley, and Br. Columba O'Neill, C.S.C. – have been declared Servants of God.
On December 18, 2017, Pope Francis approved the Decree of the Heroic Virtue of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, thus bestowing on him the title of Venerable.
After formal investigations of all five Holy Cross religious, their heroic virtue has been attested to, and their formal causes for canonization continue. The cause is also being advanced for Rev. Jaques Dujarié, who founded the Brothers of St. Joseph, who later became the Holy Cross Brothers.