Ten novices from the United States Province professed First Vows at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado on August 1. Seven new novices will enter the Novitiate next week.
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The Congregation’s thriving presence in East Africa began with the arrival of Holy Cross to Uganda in 1958. The first group of missionaries was led by Servant of God, Vincent J. McCauley, C.S.C. The Congregation immediately began working to build up the local church in the region.
Only in the 1980s did Holy Cross itself begin to accept local vocations. Since then, the Congregation has been quickly growing in the country and the wider region. Holy Cross runs two parishes and two secondary schools in Uganda. The country is also home to the Congregation’s Novitiate in East Africa.
Nine novices of District of East Africa professed First Vows on July 16 at the Novitiate in Fort Portal, Uganda. Eight are studying to be religious priests; one is a religious brother.
Jorge Izaguirre, C.S.C., becomes the first Holy Cross bishop in Peru after being ordained on July 10 outside San Miguel Cathedral in Camaná.
The first canonized saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross is a humble, uneducated religious brother from Canada that became known as the "Miracle Man of Montreal" due to the miraculous healings worked through his intercession.
Fr. Patrick Hannon, C.S.C., helps us reflect on St. André Bessette and how this "improbable saint" can help us all become saints in our own lives.