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Truly Joyful

Posted by Mr. Benjamin Wainscott on | Mission Edition

It was the third time we had ventured out of our cozy compound in Srimangal and we were still getting our feet underneath us. With a couple of days of teaching under our belt, we were ecstatic to venture out to new destinations outside of our familiar Parish grounds. Our plan was first to visit...

Jani na: What’s in a Name?

Posted by Mr. Samuel Ufuah on | Mission Edition

The air condition was like a glass of ice cold water to my parched throat, but sleeping in itself would not be an easy task. Between bouts of unconscious haziness, I could hear the bus’s horns etching its tunes into my dreamlike state. Horns were the ultimate mode of communication on the...

We Build Together

Posted on | Mission Edition

“No one builds alone, we build together” says Fr. Basil Anthony Mary Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. I came to know about Holy Cross from my uncle who is a Holy Cross priest and afterwards I went to a Catholic school run by the Holy Cross brothers. In Holy...

Stretching My Sense of Family

Posted by Ms. Maureen Schweninger on | Mission Edition

Have you ever felt at home when you were really eight thousand miles away from home? This was my experience of the Holy Cross family in Jinja, Uganda. Through Notre Dame’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) last summer, I spent two months living at the undergraduate...

You are Smart. You are Kind. You are Important.

Posted by Marisa Perino on | Mission Edition

“Oli munto murungi.” You are kind. “Oli munto mugezi.” You are smart. “Oli munto womugaso.” You are important. You may recognize this quote from the movie, The Help. You may be unfamiliar, however, with the language it is in, Rutooro. Rutooro is the...

A Simple Smile Can Make a Big Difference

Posted by Br. Jony Gregory, C.S.C. on | Mission Edition

Last year, I took two summer courses at the University of Notre Dame under ACE, ENL (English as New Language). At the ACE closing celebration night, I overheard three of my classmates talking about their upcoming two-year teaching plans at St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile. St...

Dividends Beyond Measure

Posted by MaryAnne Cappelleri, MA on | Mission Edition

Transformation. Learning about the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross has transformed my life. Blessed Moreau’s vision of unity for his institutions and orders transitions well into my current work at Stonehill College. As a lay collaborator in the work of the mission, I see it as...