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    Holy Cross Constitutions

    Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

    Holy Cross came into being when Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., brought together, into a single religious community, the Brothers of St. Joseph and the priests he had organized for auxiliary service in parishes. This community’s...

      The Cross, Our Only Hope

      Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

      “The tree of the Cross has been planted where our worthy religious dwell … But these religious have learned to savor its life-giving fruits, and if God in his goodness preserves them in the admirable dispositions which they have...

        Leadership

        Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

        The General Administration for the Congregation of Holy Cross is located in Rome, Italy, and also the place of residence of the Superior General and his Council. The Superior General is Rev. Robert Epping, C.S.C. The organizational framework of...

          Stations of the Cross

          Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

          The practice of the Stations of the Cross — also known as the Way of the Cross — really began when early Christian pilgrims retraced the steps of Jesus during His last days in Jerusalem. These early pilgrimages are thought to have...

            The Charism of Holy Cross

            Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

            “… we go as educators in the faith to those whose lot we share …” — Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, 2:12 The charism of a religious community is its particular personality within the...

              Vows

              Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

              From the earliest days of the Church, men and women have consecrated their lives to Christ through the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience. Jesus’ earthly life was marked by a detachment from possessions, a chaste love for all who...

                The Congregation's Seal

                Feb 28, 2017 | Holy Cross Identity

                The symbolic cross and anchors “coat of arms” of the Congregation of Holy Cross has evolved since Blessed Basil Moreau founded our religious order in 1835. Fr. Moreau had a strong devotion to the holy Cross carried by Jesus...