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The Institute

Located on the campus of St. Edward’s University, the Holy Cross Institute is a destination for Holy Cross mission. Adorned with Holy Cross touches, the Institute is an inspired space for mission-related work, on-campus retreats, and meetings of faculty and staff.

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Mission Integration

The Holy Cross Institute offers a wide variety of resources and programming to promote and foster mission integration in Holy Cross schools and apostolates around the world.

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Holy Cross Charism Initiative

The HCCI offers a comprehensive introduction to Holy Cross in ten online modules. Visit https://holycrosscharism.org to start learning.

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Convocation, the largest international gathering of Holy Cross educators in the world, offers unparalleled programming around the Holy Cross mission. It is hosted annually on the campus of St. Edward’s University.

HCC4SL 2023


The HCC4SL provides formation and fellowship to Holy Cross student leaders from around the country. It is hosted on the campuses of St. Edward's University and Holy Cross College.

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Leap of Faith Grant

The Leap of Faith Grant provides funds for capital or operational projects and is awarded annually to one international (non-U.S.) Holy Cross primary or secondary school.

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The Institute provides opportunities for the ongoing formation and transformation of educators and students through retreats focusing on charism, mission, vocation, spirituality, and leadership.

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Through the Holy Cross Ambassadors program, the Institute provides opportunities for St. Edward’s University students to deepen their knowledge of and commitment to Holy Cross through service, campus involvement, and internship opportunities.

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Research and Publishing

The Institute conducts and publishes research on Holy Cross charism, mission, spirituality, pedagogy, and more.

The Institute serves schools and programs in 14 U.S. states and around the globe as it helps to ensure that the Holy Cross mission is carried forward with the same intentions and passion embodied by the university's and Congregation's founders. A governing board defines how the Institute will provide mission-based programs, research and training for the laity serving as administrators and educators.

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Other Programs

Throughout the year, the Holy Cross Institute offers additional programs and resources:

  • Institution-specific programming
  • Faculty/staff training and formation
  • Webinars
  • Leadership training
  • Networking events

The Holy Cross Institute’s Executive Director also makes regular visits to school campuses and is available for:

  • Keynote addresses
  • Special programs
  • Faculty and staff in-services
  • Retreat facilitation
  • Coaching and consultation for leaders and aspiring leaders. 
Richard Bautch

"Union is a powerful lever with which we can move, direct and sanctify the whole world.” - Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C.