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Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

After the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14th, the Shrine celebrated the 13th anniversary of the beatification of Basil Moreau and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15th, first with Lauds and Mass in the morning, celebrated by Fr....

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

“There stood by the Cross of Jesus his mother Mary, who knew grief and was a Lady of Sorrows. She is our special patroness, a woman who bore much she could not understand and who stood fast. To her many sons and daughters, whose devotions ought to bring them often to...


Following the decision of the French Prime Minister to allow gatherings in places of worship, public Masses were possible again at the parish of Our Lady of Holy Cross, starting Friday May 29 at 9am. It was two days before the Solemnity of Pentecost, the 8th day of...

A message from Fr. Paul-Elie Cadet, csc, rector of the Shrine

In a spirit of Communion in Christ, I wish you all a holy, creative and courageous time of containment! Let us be inspired by those words from Blessed Basil Moreau to his spiritual sons and daughters in 1849 during a time of cholera epidemic, in France: “Prayer is...

Couples preparing for marriage

The Shrine was happy to welcome once again the couples preparing for marriage in the diocese of Le Mans during the closing celebration of the Day of the fiancés, presided over by Msgr. Yves Le Saux, bishop of Le Mans. The engaged couples were all blessed individually...