Colégio Santa Maria students attend peace conference
Three students from Colégio Santa Maria, São Paulo, Brazil, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, were invited to attend the first Scholas Youth Summit for Peace in Jerusalem, Israel. The main objective of the summit, was the opportunity to experience and promote a culture of relating and interconnection.
Family of Holy Cross Commitment to Nonviolence and Just Peace
Members of leadership from the four congregations of Holy Cross—Marianites of Holy Cross, Congregation of Holy Cross (priests and brothers), Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross and Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, signed a joint Statement on Nonviolence and Just Peace, declaring that “Jesus taught us to respond to violence with love and forgiveness” and committing to abide by his words and example.
Statement regarding DACA and the Dream Act of 2017
The Sisters of the Holy Cross are deeply disappointed that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides work authorization and temporary protection from deportation to roughly 800,000 people who were brought to the United States as children, has been ended. Please join us in being bearers of hope by urging passage of the Dream Act of 2017.
Music, sweet music
Recently, the youth in La Luz Parish in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico, expressed a keen interest in music, but there were no resources available to help them. Read the story Sister Patricia Anne Clossey, CSC, shared of extraordinary need—and extraordinary opportunity—to support the faith of these young people through the gift of music.
Building education in Uganda
Moreau Nursery and Primary School in Kirinda, Uganda, is in a rural district of western Uganda where education has not always been a government priority. Educating the body, mind and soul is the sisters’ mission. The families make many sacrifices to send their children to the school. Read more about why hostels are needed to house the students.
Education in Bangladesh
Moreau Holy Cross School in Bhadun, Bangladesh, offers primary education for girls and boys. Since it opened in January 2015 the school has experienced great success.
Sister hears the gospel shouting
While her official job title is advisor to the family catechetical program in a parish in Lima, Peru, Holy Cross Sister Noylí Margot Ríos Manzo’s ministry taps deep into the needs of the entire community she serves. But she also counsels families, helping them to reconcile and work through the reality of their daily lives in light of the teachings of the Church.
On a firm foundation (part 3)
February 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Holy Cross sisters' ministry in Uganda. Read the final article in this series that tells the story of the sisters' presence as they have ministered to the country and its people.
On a firm foundation (part 2)
February 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Holy Cross sisters' ministry in Uganda. Read the second in a series of articles that tell the story of the sisters' presence as they have ministered to the country and its people.