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Contact: Amy H. Smessaert
Communications Director
Congregation of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Telephone: (574) 284-5728
Date:February 20, 2014 


Seminar Prepares Participants to Lead Justice Ministries;
Register Now for JusticeCraft, May 18-25, 2014

Notre Dame, Ind. — JusticeCraft, an intensive, weeklong seminar sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the Holy Cross International Justice Office, prepares religious and lay participants to lead and coordinate justice ministries in congregations, in parishes and on college campuses. The program features an internationally recognized faculty and hosts participants from around the world.

This year’s program will be held Sunday, May 18, through Sunday, May 25, at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind. For program information and to register online, visit JusticeCraft on this site or the Holy Cross International Justice Office. You may also register by contacting Dana Taylor at Registrations will be accepted through April 12.

JusticeCraft participants will engage in interactive sessions on the theology and spirituality of justice ministry, ecological sustainability, global economic justice, peacemaking and nonviolence, and rituals that shape and sustain the work of justice. They also will learn practical, proven models and strategies to use in the work of creating a peaceful, just and sustainable society. View comments from former participants and photos of previous programs on the JusticeCraft Facebook page at

JusticeCraft seminars, also held in 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005, are an outgrowth of the longstanding commitment of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and the family of Holy Cross sisters, brothers and priests to work for systemic change by responding to the injustices of the times and standing in solidarity with God’s suffering people.

About the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Founded in 1841 in Le Mans, France, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross is an international community of women religious whose motherhouse is located in Notre Dame, Ind. The congregation numbers approximately 400 members worldwide who serve in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States. Sisters of the Holy Cross are called to participate in the prophetic mission of Jesus to witness God’s love for all creation. Their ministries focus on providing education and health care services, eradicating material poverty, ending gender discrimination, and promoting just, mutual relationships among people, countries and the entire Earth community.

About the Holy Cross International Justice Office
The Holy Cross International Justice Office was created in 2000 to animate and unite the social justice work of the four congregations of Holy Cross (sisters, brothers and priests) and create a well-informed, united, public Holy Cross voice to impact critical justice issues of our time. An intercongregational executive committee oversees the work of the office.

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