Your gifts support our ministries

The Sisters of the Holy Cross hold a common commitment to build communities of justice and love, to eradicate material poverty and to end gender discrimination. 

We cannot do this work alone. Your help will support our efforts to empower people to live justly and in peace, that all may know the embrace of God’s love through our ministries.

Help Us Build a Safer Place for Students

Learn more about the sister’s work in Jatah and how Holy Cross hostels help to provide much more than just a safe place to live for girls going to school.… Read More

In 2007 Holy Cross sisters arrived in Jatah, a remote village in northeast India. Their mission was to teach and to provide pastoral support for the community. They were so excited and grateful that they built a simple convent for the sisters on  land they had donate. They also added two rooms to serve as a hostel (dormitory) where young girls could live while attending local primary and secondary schools. 

Fifteen years later, the temporary structure built of recycled materials is showing its age and no longer keeping the sisters and students dry. Jatah is one of the wettest places on Earth, even during the “dry” season. But during the six-month rainy season, water seeps through the floors, and the corrugated tin roof leaks despite repeated repairs. There is no escaping the damp.

Our spring appeal: We need your help! 

Our goal is to build a new hostel, one that provides a safe place for twice as many students to live. Already, two generous couples have donated a combined $140,000—nearly half of the of the total cost of a new two-story building. It will provide housing for six sisters and 50 girls. There will also be a chapel for community prayer and space for dining and study. 

Your help is needed now for this project. $160,190 is still needed to complete the building  AND help provide additional beds, tables, chairs and study aids. You can help transform lives for years to come. Your gift will double the number of girls who can receive a life-changing education. And you will demonstrate the Gospel virtue of hospitality and care for neighbor. 

How you can help

Your loving support reaches a multitude of underserved women, children and families in Africa, Asia and North and South America.  Donations enable good stewardship of our schools, health care centers, discerner homes and convents, as well as our ministries around the world. Your generosity provides for the daily needs of our retired sisters and inspires women discerning a call to religious life. 

The Sisters of the Holy Cross, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. 

Launch Thrive Architect Every five years, Holy Cross sisters from around the world gather to discern the Congregation’s priorities and elect new leaders. Forty delegates will assemble July 5–18, 2024, to listen to the Spirit’s

Support Us

We are grateful for your financial and prayerful support. The Sisters of the Holy Cross remember each of our donors in our daily prayer.

Please consider one of the many ways to give by making a one-time donation or setup a recurring gift.

Sisters of the Holy Cross

If you prefer to make your donation by mail download one of these printable forms.

Development Office
Sisters of the Holy Cross
407 Bertrand Hall—Saint Mary's
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5000

For additional information, contact the director of development at (574) 284-5641 or