“We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven.” — Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C.
At the time Blessed Moreau founded Holy Cross in post-war Revolutionary France, both education and faith were being suppressed. While freedom was championed, the Church and her schools were outlawed. Holy Cross’ commitment to education, parish and mission are rooted in the crisis of those times, but are still relevant today. Moreau charged his priests and brothers to be “educators in the faith.”
Holy Cross prides itself on its devotion to higher education. Today, four colleges and universities in the United States are guided by the principles, philosophy and spirituality of Holy Cross.