I am happy to celebrate Blessed Basil Moreau with you today. The change in status of the church of Our Lady of Holy Cross, which, while remaining a parish church, is becoming the shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau, has as its goal to help us to know better, and to make better known, the figure of Blessed Basil Moreau.
On the feast day of our founder, Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C., the Rector of the International Shrine of Basil Moreau in Le Mans, shares the homily given by the Most Rev. Yves Le Saux, the Bishop of Le Mans, on the occasion of the shrine's inauguration on September 21, 2014.