Below we share the wonderful resources available for your celebration, courtesy of the Congregation of Holy Cross, including the Midwest Province, the Moreau Province, the United States Province of Priest and Brothers.
The Holy Cross Charism Initiative
On behalf of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward’s University, we would like to offer you a warm welcome to the Holy Cross Charism Initiative. The Holy Cross Charism Initiative (HCCI) is a resource of the Holy Cross Institute that informs, forms, and transforms educators working in Holy Cross schools, colleges, and universities around the country. Consisting of ten educational modules, the Charism Initiative is designed to introduce the Holy Cross tradition, with each module covering some essential component of Holy Cross identity, such as history, charism, spirituality, or pedagogy. The HCCI will soon be hosted on a polished, engaging, and easy-to-navigate online learning platform that will be widely accessible to Holy Cross educators. In the meantime, we are making available preliminary drafts in response to the strong demand for the materials of the HCCI. We hope you find the select drafts that are linked here to be helpful as you seek to enter more deeply into the tradition and charism of Holy Cross. Ave crux, spes unica!
Module 1: History of the Congregation of Holy Cross (Part I): Becoming a Canonical Religious Institute
Module 2: History of the Congregation of Holy Cross (Part II): Becoming an International Force for Good
3- 10 coming soon
Leap of Faith Grant Application 2023
The International Brothers of Holy Cross Leap of Faith Grant was established in 2021 by Dr. M. ChrisTopher Williams to provide capital and/or operational funds for Holy Cross international schools. Dr. Williams retired from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD in 2019 after teaching there for 32 years. Prior to coming to McNamara he was a volunteer teacher in Sudan for three years. From that location he wrote a letter to then principal of Bishop McNamara, Brother Walter Kramer, C.S.C., who took a “leap of faith” hiring him without an in-person interview. As a tribute to Brother Walter and the Holy Cross Brothers who influenced his life, career and teaching vocation, Dr. Williams established this grant, which will be endowed through a bequest. Until that time Dr. Williams will financially support this grant program with an annual contribution.
Throughout his career Dr. Williams continued to travel extensively. By the time of his retirement he had traveled to 97 countries, including spending time at Holy Cross Secondary School in Lakeview, Uganda, which he has a strong affection for, and Holy Cross High School in Ghana.
The goal in establishing this grant opportunity is to support the Holy Cross international secondary schools community by providing them with unique opportunities for professional development, program support, and advancement of the mission of the school. Applications must include a 750-word narrative and supplementary project budget. The application deadline is February 15, 2023. The award winner will be announced on the Holy Cross Institute website.
Projects must be completed and funds expended within one year of receipt of the funds. A final narrative and financial report on the use of funds is due within 90 days of completed grant activities. The grant for 2023 will be awarded to one school in the amount of $3,000.
Complete this form, https://stedwards.box.com/s/45ilbvd5p2q38mk9dhe0pgcpeggxxet5 and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2023.
InFormation A Monthly Newsletter from the HCI
Prayers and Litanies
Mass Prayers and Readings Moreau Day (January 20):
Decade of Days (2020)
(Feast of Blessed Basile Moreau thru the Anniversary of Death of Mother Mary of Seven Dolors; from the Marianites of Holy Cross)
Prayer for the Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Written and Published by The Holy Cross Institute
Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows - Written and Published by The Holy Cross Institute
Prayer for the Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Brother Andre - Written and Published by The Holy Cross Institute
Prayer for Thanksgiving Day - Written and Published by The Holy Cross Institute
Doorkeeper's Challenge: Reflections on St. Brother André Bessette by Whitney Daly
“I AM SENDING YOU A SAINT.” These prophetic words, written in 1870 by Fr. André Provencal, a parish priest in Saint-Césaire Québec, to the Brothers of Holy Cross novitiate in Côte-des-Neiges, spoke of a young man with a gift of prayer who would later become known as the “Miracle Man of Montreal”--Holy Cross’ first saint, St. André Bessette, C.S.C. Experience Daly's Reflection on the life and spirituality of St. Andre. (PDF, 36 pages) (click title above to access the PDF)
The Brothers of Saint Joseph: A Resource Manual for Religious Teachers and Campus Ministers
(PDF, 221 pages) (click title above to access the PDF)
He Went About Doing Good A collection of essays and photos celebrating the life and ministry of Father Jacques-Francois Dujarie. (A Holy Cross Institute publication, 38 pages)
The Brothers of St. Joseph by Brother George Klawitter, CSC. (Book, available in three formats, 254 pages)
Christian Education, Abridged, Illustrated by Blessed Father Basile Moreau, CSC (A Holy Cross Institute publication, 52 pages; 2013 edition.)
Part One of the original text, “Teachers and Students,” is presented in its entirety.
Part Two, dealing with the establishment of a school in the France of Father Moreau’s day, provides practical guidelines for maintaining a school and directives regarding content and instruction. This edition does not include the text of Part Two.
Excerpts from Part Three deal with the teaching of religion and the Christian formation of students.
This edition includes a discussion guide by Brother Stephen Walsh, C.S.C., and Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C.
The Greatness of Your Mission: Living the Legacy of Holy Cross Education. A collection of 14 essays written by leaders in the Congregation of Holy Cross, with reflections from modern day Holy Cross educators and leaders. (A Holy Cross Institute publication, 40 pages)
The Holy Cross Institute YouTube channel has many other videos from past HCI Convocations and from other events. Please feel free to enjoy these videos at your convenience.
2021 - 2022 Webinar Series On Demand Videos
Focusing on the theme of "Forming Citizens for this World and for Heaven" you don't want to miss this 8 part series.
2020 - 2021 Webinar Series On Demand Videos
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Brothers of St. Joseph: 1820–2020. You don't want to miss this 10 part series.
The Foundation (English)
Brother Nich Perez, CSC, produced this brief film documentary to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Brothers of Saint Joseph and their influence on the mission of Holy Cross today.
The Early Years Panel Discussion In this video, Br. Phil Smith, Fr. Jim Connelly, and Br. George Klawitter deliver three short historical papers on the Brothers' early years. Includes information on lesser-known schools the Brothers ran in France and elsewhere under often difficult situations and large numbers of students. Shows how, despite the Brothers' shortcomings, they were used by God to His glory.
The Holy Cross Educator Part 1
The Holy Cross Educator Part 2
Congregation of Holy Cross Family
Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC Rome)
Vocation Office (CSC)
Moreau Province, Austin, TX
MidWest Province, Notre Dame, IN
United States Province of Priests and Brothers (USPPB), Notre Dame, IN
Vocation Office (USPPB)
Marianites of Holy Cross, New Orleans, LA (includes international ministries)
Sisters of Holy Cross, Manchester, NH (includes international ministries)
Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, IN (includes international ministries)
Holy Cross Ministries
Family Rosary, Albany, NY
St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Canada
Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau, Le Mans, France
Holy Cross Colleges and Universities
Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas
St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts
University of Holy Cross, New Orleans, Louisiana
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
University of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Holy Cross Schools - International
Colegio Dom Amando, Santarem, Brazil
Colegio Notre Dame, Campinas, Brazil
Colegio Santa Maria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Colegio Santa Cruz Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saint George's College, Santiago, Chile
Colegio Nuestra Señora de Andacollo, Santiago, Chile
Colegio Fe y Alegria 25, Lima, Peru
For links to additional international schools, see the Congregation of Holy Cross Education Ministries list
For photos of international and US schools, see each school's website, or the Congregation of Holy Cross Photo Gallery: Education Around the World
Holy Cross Schools - United States
EAST COAST, USA
Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Maryland
Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, Maryland
Holy Cross High School, Flushing, New York
Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, Connecticut
Notre Dame High School, West Haven, Connecticut
St. Edmond's Academy, Wilmington, Delaware
Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron, OH
Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, Ohio
Holy Trinity High School, Chicago, Illinois
Notre Dame College Prep, Niles, Illinois
St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH
Cathedral School of Saint Mary, Austin, Texas
St. Ignatius, Martyr, Catholic School, Austin, Texas
San Juan Diego Catholic High School, Austin, Texas
Holy Cross School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Holy Cross School, San Antonio, Texas
WEST COAST, USA
Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, California
Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California
St. Francis High School, Mountain View, California