The following reflections have been written by Holy Cross brothers and priests to share the life, vision, and charism of Blessed Basile Moreau. Also, check out other reflections by Holy Cross religious on the Congregation's spirituality.


Fr James King, CSC

"An Education in Family" by Fr. James King, C.S.C.

Fr. King writes how the charism Moreau imparted to the Congregation moves "Holy Cross not only to promote academic excellence in its institutions, but also to create environments within them that allowed for families of disciples to discover their true purpose and vocation together through instruction in classrooms and the relationships they built outside of them."

Fr John DeRiso, CSC

"A Heart that Burns with Desire to Help You" by Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C.

Fr. DeRiso reflects on how "our holy founder’s most fervent goal, for himself and for his spiritual sons, was to be one with the Lord." He invites us to find "strength and confidence in the assurance that he whose heart burned with the desire to help us, desires to help us still, as he makes intercession for us before the Lord whom we serve."

Br Thomas Dziekan, CSC

Living the Cross as Our Only Hope by Br. Thomas A. Dziekan, C.S.C.

Br. Dziekan writes that we "have inherited [Moreau's] legacy of love and zeal." He reflects in particular on Moreau's legacy of finding hope in the Cross. "This world needs hope. We are and must always be men and women of hope. We can say with all our hearts: “Ave Crux, Spes Unica.” Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope.

Fr Anol Terence D’Costa, CSC

"On His Way to Be a Saint" by Fr. Anol Terence D’Costa, C.S.C.

Fr. Anol reflects on the various dimensions of Moreau, including how he was a faithful and enthusiastic disciple of Jesus, an educator of faith in his time, and a good and holy shepherd to his people. "For this reason we need to pray to him, and practice his virtues and holiness in our lives and ministries of Holy Cross."

Br Vianney Saint-Michel, CSC

"On His Way with Him" by Br. Vianney Saint-Michel, C.S.C.

Br. Vianney imagines us "walking with Blessed Basile Moreau after his beatification, as the two disciples walked with Jesus to Emmaus after the resurrection. Our destination might be different, but the warming of our hearts comes from the same active presence of him with us today."