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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...

Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau 2020

The Shrine will celebrate the feast of Blessed Basil Moreau on January 18, 19 and 20, 2020. A novena will be said from January 10 to January 18 in preparation of the celebrations during morning masses (9 am, except on Sunday January 12: mass at 10:30 am). Saturday...

The legacy of Holy Cross

Albert Valverde is a student at Saint Edward’s university (Austin, Texas), founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross. He is spending a semester in Angers, France. He seized the occasion to come to Le Mans to visit the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau and interview its...

Installation of Fr. Paul-Elie Cadet

On 27 October, Fr. Paul-Elie Cadetwas officially installed as pastor of Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix and Rector of the Blessed Basile Moreau Shrine at a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Yves Le Saux, Bishop of Le Mans. In a packed church with his parishioners, Fr. Cadet...