Mar. 18, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — The Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward’s University is hosting its annual Convocation, an in-person event focused on advancing the Holy Cross mission and supporting Catholic educators from here in Texas, across the country, and around the world. The in-person event will be held March 24-26 at St. Edward’s campus in Austin, Texas.

This year’s spring Convocation 2022 will offer workgroups, networking, prayer and speakers focused on timely issues, including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the future of Catholic Higher Education.

The institute has invited nationally-known speakers including Gloria Purvis, a Catholic speaker and podcaster based in Washington, D.C., who will be speaking on “Mending the Human Family: Reconciliation and the Role of the Church.” Best-selling author Chris Lowney who will share a presentation titled, “Everyone Leads: Forging a New Culture for a VUCA World” (VUCA stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous). And national leader in Catholic Higher Education, Fr. James Heft, S.M. will speak on “The Future of Catholic Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Founded in 2004, the Holy Cross institute plays a vital role in the life of Holy Cross’s global and ever-expanding educational ministries.

Today, the Holy Cross Institute works directly with 20 primary and secondary schools and eight colleges and universities sponsored by Holy Cross in 14 states in the U.S. The institute also supports the international education community of Holy Cross which includes more than 120 schools globally. The Holy Cross Institute is committed to four core values: building respect, educating hearts and minds, building family and bringing hope.

There are more than 200 people registered from four continents. Registration is free and is open to Catholic school teachers and leaders from K-12 and higher education. 

For a full list of speakers and to register, visit Convocation 2022