Sister Diane Cundiff with students from the Colégio Santa Maria. 
Sister Diane Cundiff with students from the Colégio Santa Maria in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ministry in Brazil

Sisters of the Holy Cross sponsored ministries:

Colégio Santa Maria
São Paulo, Brazil
          The Colégio Santa Maria is an educational ministry in Brazil with a combined enrollment of 2,900 students in preschool, primary and secondary classes. The coeducational school is one of the highest rated in São Paulo and is active in the community, incorporating social justice into all its activities. The school also provides an evening program for adults who have not received a primary or secondary education. Sister Diane Cundiff is the school’s general director. View the Colégio Santa Maria website.

Saint Martha’s Social Service Center
São Paulo, Brazil
          The center provides programs for women to learn skills that allow them to support their families. Traditional programs, such as sewing, continue, but newer programs like computer operations also are offered. Fernanda Ceppas is the director of the center.


Learn more about the Ministry With the Poor fund.

To read more about the sisters’ educational ministry in Brazil, see Colégio Santa Maria, São Paulo. Also see Sisters of the Holy Cross em português – Brazil

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