About Us

We are an apostolic religious family of priests and brothers bound together in one indivisible brotherhood in service to the Church and in a communal response to the Lord’s mission.

It was the Lord Jesus Calling Us.

Consecration. Brotherhood. Mission.

In the aftermath of the French Revolution, a young priest and gifted preacher — Fr. Basil Anthony Moreau — heard a summons from God to form a community of priests and brothers dedicated to the education of youth and the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nearly 200 years later and in 16 countries around the globe, Holy Cross men are sent forth to serve as educators in the faith for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.


Blessed Basil Moreau with Signature

Holy Cross Identity

To Make God Known, Loved, and Served

Our mission sends us across borders of every sort. But wherever we go, we go as men vowed to God and to one another, witnessing to the Gospel and supporting men and women of goodwill in their efforts to form communities of the coming kingdom.

I am convinced that Providence, which has in the past done everything necessary for the development and perfection of its work, will continue to bestow on it most abundant blessings. To ensure this, we must be constantly animated by the spirit of zeal and generosity which so holy an undertaking requires.”

Blessed Basil Moreau, Circular Letter 9


Educators in the Faith

The zeal to educate minds and hearts in the truth binds the men of Holy Cross in one family and inspires the work we do in the United States and abroad.

Explore our ministries and learn about the impact we’re making around the world.


Ministries in higher education throughout the United States, Canada and France


15 parishes that serve the faithful while providing education opportunities and service to the poor


Domestic and global efforts to make God known, loved and served.


We Are Men with Hope to Bring

Holy Cross is God’s work. What started as a small seed has grown into a mighty tree. It is sanctification for the priests and brothers who have dedicated their lives to the service of the Lord and his Church through ministries of education, parish, and mission. It is the knowledge of salvation and hope in the cross of Christ for all whom they serve.

Meet our Men in Formation

Learn More about our Priests and Brothers

Children in Nairobi, Kenya

Impact the World

Discover Our Global Mission Work

Our mission sends us across borders of every sort.

Hear the stories, see the impact, and explore how you can support our international missions.

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Let Us Pray for You

“Wherever we work we assist others not only to recognize and develop their own gifts but also to discover the deepest longing in their lives.”

— Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, 2:16

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To Serve Others is to Serve Christ

Whether your form of service is dedicating your life to doing God’s work or making donations to support that work, your service of others can change the world.

Seminarian at prayer in the Log Chapel

Seminary Programs

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men outside in tanzania

Ways to Donate

Explore ways you can support the global work the men of Holy Cross have been called to do.

News & Events

Our Mission is the Lord’s

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