Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Feast of Basil Moreau!

Happy Feast Day!

A year ago, we celebrated the first feast of Fr. Basil Moreau following his beatification in September 2007. Fr. Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross, by which the University of Notre Dame was in turn founded.

I came back from 5:15 Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart a short while ago. It was wonderful to celebrate the feast of Bl. Basil with so many of his spiritual sons and daughters.

Most appropriately, Fathers Steve Koeth, Ed Obermiller,and Jim Gallagher (all CSC) have started a new blog today! Spes Unica is dedicated to covering the lives, ministries and apostolates of the priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

O God, who in your ineffable Providence chose your priest, Blessed Basil, to imitate the virtues of the Holy Family and respond to the needs of the Church, grant, we beseech you, that, supported by his prayers and example, we may have the strength to boldly confess the Cross of Christ as our only hope. He lives and reigns with you, Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. -Collect for today's Mass

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