Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Memorial of Blessed Basile Antoine Marie Moreau, CSC

Today, January 20th, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Blessed Moreau. We give thanks to God for the gift of his life to the Church, beginning with the persecuted Church at the hands of the French Revolution and to today's Church where Holy Cross continues with zeal to minister to the People of God in schools, universities, parishes, and missions. May the heavenly intercession of Fr. Moreau continue to bear fruit wherever his loyal sons and daughters pray and work.

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.
- Opening Collect

3 comments:

karlomleonor said...

Happy feast day, Father!

Fr. Michael Wurtz, CSC said...

Thank you!
mbw

Fr. Jim Bartoloma said...

Happy belated Feast Day Fr. Michael.

P.S. what does "ineffable" mean?