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Holy Cross in Peru

The Congregation arrived in Peru in 1963 to assume the pastoral care of field hands and factory workers in a sugar hacienda on the coast named Cartavio. Although Holy Cross transferred the care of that mission to the local diocese in 1974, the Congregation has continued to work among the poor and disadvantaged in Peru.

Today, the Holy Cross mission in the country centers on Lord of Hope Parish in Canto Grande, which is a sprawling, poor sector of the capital Lima. The Congregation’s innovate work among the people there includes Yancana Huasy, which helps children with mental and physical challenges and their families.

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St. Joseph: Ite ad Joseph

Author: Br. Nich L. Perez, C.S.C.

In celebration of the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the patron of the Holy Cross brothers, Br. Nich Perez, C.S.C., invites us to "go to Joseph" for guidance and strength.

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St Andre Bessette

St. André Bessette

"I also think of the time that I visited St. Joseph’s Oratory in Monreal, Canada, and saw the rooms full of crutches and testimonies and other gifts sent to Br. André in thanksgiving for miracles received. So many people touched by the grace of God through a man who did not have some of the usual credentials for great influence in the world: wealth, education, social status," writes Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C.

"To stop there, however, misses another level to the story. Christ was more than a miracle worker. He is our Savior. He also is a great teacher and usually uses stories to teach."

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