The Congregation of Holy Cross is filled with excitement and gratitude in these summer days as we near the canonization of Blessed Andre Bessette, CSC, which will be in Rome on October 17th.
And we have recently received more wonderful news, this time regarding our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, CSC. Here is the announcement made today by our generalate staff in Rome:
As religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross will enter their general chapter in a few days, I have some good news to share with you regarding the Cause of canonization of our Founder, Blessed Basile-Antoine-Marie Moreau. Exactly one week ago, on June 18, Archbishop Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has signed the decree allowing the cause of Blessed Moreau to proceed to its roman phase (see attachment). This means that all the proceedings, testimonies and the inquiry done recently in Schillong has met the standards of the Congregation for the causes of saints and the cause can now go ahead. Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, our Postulator, has thus informed me today that he is ready to officially open the roman phase of the final inquiry on Thursday, July 1st. If all that is well, the Congregation of Holy Cross may have its second saint sooner than expected. Let us all rejoice!
Blessed Andre Bessette, pray for us!
Blessed Basil Moreau, pray for us!
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!