The Holy Cross Institute sponsors a variety of programs for education, formation and transformation of board members, administrators, faculties and staffs, students and other members of school communities on the rich history, mission and traditions of Holy Cross. Additionally, we provide research into these values and their application in education, teaching and leadership in the present time and into the future.

Current Programs

Transformational Leadership, the Holy Cross Way: A Conversation with Dr. George Martin, President, St. Edward's University

May 13, 2021 5:00–6:00 p.m., in Central Time (US and Canada) 

Dr. George E. Martin joined St. Edward’s University as president in 1999. In his time on the hilltop, undergraduate enrollment has doubled, and St. Edward’s has been ranked a top-10 university in the Western Region for 18 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. The university’s Holy Cross mission, which has guided it throughout its history, compels us never to educate the mind at the expense of the heart. Dr. Martin writes that, “By learning with their hearts to respect, value and love others — even those different from themselves — students learn that all people are equally entitled to fairness, kindness and justice. They also learn that education is about more than learning, intellectual growth and preparation for vocation. It is about understanding one’s role in advancing the cause of social justice in the world.” Dr. Martin is one of the most respected leaders in Catholic higher education. His commitment to the educational mission and charism of the Holy Cross Brothers is evident in his everyday work, interactions with students and faculty, written and spoken communications, and through his personal witness. He is truly Holy Cross. With the vision to create a center for resources, research and leadership development for Holy Cross schools around the globe, Dr. Martin spearheaded the founding of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward’s University in 2004. With only a few weeks left in his tenure as president at St. Edward’s, we hope you can join us for this conversation with this empowering Holy Cross educator and transformational leader who will reflect on his own leadership legacy and the unique charism of the Brothers of Holy Cross. He will also share his hopes and dreams for the future of Holy Cross and St. Edward's University.

 

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Brothers of St. Joseph: 1820–2020

Webinar Series

Originally a 5-part monthly webinar series, the series continues to expand and will run through the remainder of Spring 2021.  To view the recordings of Webinars 1 thru 5 and beyond, please scroll down and click a webinar title below, or go to the Holy Cross Institute YouTube channel.  The HCI YouTube channel also has recordings from past HCI Convocations and from other events. Please feel free to enjoy these videos at your convenience.

#HolyCrossBrothers200thAnniversary

On-Demand Webinars

1: Early History of the Brothers of Holy Cross

Aug. 20, 2020

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the Brothers of St. Joseph, now the Brothers of Holy Cross, the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University sponsored a five-part webinar series featuring Holy Cross Brothers and Priests whose research and lived experiences reflect on this 200 year history.

The first webinar features Br. George Klawitter, C.S.C., who has written extensively on the life of Fr. Jacques Dujarie, founder of the Brothers of St. Joseph, and the mission and ministry of the early Brothers.

2: The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

Sept. 24, 2020

This webinar features Fr. James Connelly, C.S.C. and his recent work on The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross scheduled published in December 2020 by Notre Dame Press.

3: Holy Cross Education in the U.S. and Abroad

Oct. 22, 2020

Brother Donald Blauvelt, C.S.C.; Assistant Provincial, C.S.C. Moreau Province
Brother Thomas Dziekan, C.S.C.; Provincial Superior, C.S.C. Moreau Provincial

4: Understanding the Journey of Being a Holy Cross Educator

Nov. 19, 2020

Brother Robert Lavelle, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial, C.S.C. Midwest Province; and a panel of three leaders from Holy Cross schools will share their insights on how Fr. Moreau's vision and the Holy Cross charism is manifested today in our schools.

5: International Work and Ministries of Holy Cross

Dec. 17, 2020

This webinar features Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., Vicar General and First Assistant in the Congregation of Holy Cross, Rome, Italy. Brother Paul shares about the work and ministries of Holy Cross taking place in the 18 countries they serve. This includes parishes, schools, colleges and universities, and social services.

Welcome remarks were provided by St. Edward's University president Dr. George E. Martin, whose vision it was to found the Holy Cross Institute in 2004. Dr. Martin will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year.  His storied career helped propel St. Edward's University to a place on the U.S. News and World Report Top 10 College or University in the West list, for multiple consecutive years.

6: Marianites of Holy Cross: A Welcoming Presence

Jan. 14, 2021

Sister Ann Lacour, M.S.C., Congregational Leader, Marianites of Holy Cross, shares the history, legacy and continued ministry of the Marianites today, and their special role in continuing the heritage and mission of Holy Cross, as well as insights into how the original sisters developed into three separate groups.

7: Postponed

Due to February's extraordinary weather conditions, St. Edward's University canceled both Homecoming and the HCI February 25th webinar. We hope to reschedule this webinar for sometime later this Spring. 

Planned speakers included Holy Cross Brothers Larry Atkinson, CSC, George Klawitter, CSC, and John Paige, CSC.

8: The Sisters of the Holy Cross: Bringing Hope Around the World

Sister Irma Diane Cundiff, CSC, Directora Geral, Colegio Santo Domingo, Sao Paolo, Brasil, tells the exciting story of three sisters in Brazil and the work they grew from those small seeds to the thriving schools in Brazil and around the world today. Click the title line above to view the recording.

9: Dr. Geroge E. Martin, President of St. Edward's University

May 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT

Dr. George E. Martin joined St. Edward’s University as president in 1999. In his time on the hilltop, undergraduate enrollment has doubled, and St. Edward’s has been ranked a top-10 university in the Western Region for 18 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. The university’s Holy Cross mission, which has guided it throughout its history, compels us never to educate the mind at the expense of the heart. Dr. Martin writes that, “By learning with their hearts to respect, value and love others — even those different from themselves — students learn that all people are equally entitled to fairness, kindness and justice. They also learn that education is about more than learning, intellectual growth and preparation for vocation. It is about understanding one’s role in advancing the cause of social justice in the world.” Dr. Martin is one of the most respected leaders in Catholic higher education. His commitment to the educational mission and charism of the Holy Cross Brothers is evident in his everyday work, interactions with students and faculty, written and spoken communications, and through his personal witness. He is truly Holy Cross. With the vision to create a center for resources, research and leadership development for Holy Cross schools around the globe, Dr. Martin spearheaded the founding of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward’s University in 2004. With only a few weeks left in his tenure as president at St. Edward’s, we hope you can join us for this conversation with this empowering Holy Cross educator and transformational leader who will reflect on his own leadership legacy and the unique charism of the Brothers of Holy Cross. He will also share his hopes and dreams for the future of Holy Cross and St. Edward's University.

Other Programs

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

  • Mission-based programs 
  • Research and Training 
  • Webinars 
  • Affinity Group meetings 
  • Leadership Development opportunities
  • Networking events 
  • Retreats
  • Service Ministry opportunities

The HCI Executive Director also makes regular visits to school campuses and is available for:

  • keynote addresses,
  • special programs,
  • faculty and staff in-services,
  • retreat facilitation, and
  • coaching and consultation for leaders and aspiring leaders. 

 

Blessed Basile Moreau, C.S.C., stated that our "union is that great lever in which we can move, direct and sanctify the whole world.”