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Contact: Amy H. Smessaert
Communications Director
Congregation of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Telephone: (574) 284-5728
Date:March 31, 2017 

Seminar Prepares Participants to Lead Justice Ministries
Register Now for JusticeCraft, June 4 – 11, 2017

 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, June 4, through Sunday, June 11, at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind. For program information and to register online, visit the Holy Cross International Justice Office website at may also register by contacting Dana Taylor at Registrations will be accepted through Friday, May 5.

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. Visit the JusticeCraft Facebook page at to view comments from former participants and photos of previous programs. 

JusticeCraft seminars, also held in 2014, 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’s members 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. 

JusticeCraft 2017 Media release PDF


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