Moreau Day


Location: Around Campus

Please join Campus Ministry as we celebrate the Feast Day of Congregation of Holy Cross founder, Bl. Basil Moreau. Born in Le Mans, France on Feb. 11, 1799, Moreau died on Jan. 20, 1873 after founding the congregation in 1837. In his lifetime, Moreau not only developed the basic principles that characterize the Holy Cross education we know today, he also selected Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to establish the congregation in the United States and form the University of Notre Dame. Students are encouraged to honor his Feast Day by engaging in the following. 

  • Selfie Competition: Compete to win $100 in Domer Dollars by taking selfies with as many Holy Cross religious as possible on Jan. 20. Students may submit as many photos as they would like to @ndministry on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MoreauDaySelfie. Students must appear in the photos with the religious and may only use each religious once. Multiple photos of a student and the same religious will not count. Students must also take pictures with actual religious people on campus. Statues, pictures and paintings will not count. All entries must be submitted by midnight on Jan. 20. 
  • Mass: Students are invited to celebrate Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Mass will be celebrated in honor of Moreau and will also bless the nearly 700 students, faculty and staff  traveling to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. the following day. The Notre Dame Liturgical Choir will sing.
  • Crepes at CoMo: Join the Notre Dame community for crepes from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Student Lounge. Members of the French Club will prepare and serve the traditional French food.