Fr. Moreau's Influence
Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau (1799-1873)
founded the Congregation of Holy Cross in LeMans, France in 1837. His spirituality and philosophy of education form the living tradition of every mission and ministry of Holy Cross.
On September 15, 2007 the Catholic Church beatified Fr. Moreau declaring that his life and vision are worthy of imitation, and that his intercession for God’s blessing upon us is to be sought.
The following touches on Moreau's beliefs about spirituality and his philosophy of education.
- Trust in God’s Loving Providence
- Conformity to the Life of Christ
- Zeal for the Mission
- Confidence in the Cross, Our Only Hope
- Unity and Collaboration
Moreau’s Educational Philosophy
- Education is a work of formation not simply instruction.
- Education is a work of resurrection.
- Education engages the whole person—mind and heart.
- Education forms people into agents of justice.
- Education requires that teachers have an individual and particular knowledge of their students.
- Education demands academic excellence and sacrifice.
- Education prepares good citizens for both earth and heaven.