To help enter into the season of Advent, Br. Patrick Adu, C.S.C., reflects on how we are called to prepare for the Lord's coming by watchfully knowing and doing His will.
Around the World
The first Holy Cross missionaries to Haiti arrived from Canada in 1944 and settled in Cap-Haïtien. The Congregation remained in solidarity with the people of Haiti during a series of repressive governments, and this witness attracted vocations and fed the growth of Holy Cross in the country.
Like the rest of Haiti, the Congregation suffered tremendous loss in the 2010 earthquake. Yet, through the generosity of other sectors and apostolates of the Congregation and the zealous work of its men there, Holy Cross has been able to build hope for the future, especially through working in the field of education.
In October and November, five Holy Cross religious were ordained priests for the Province of North East India. Three of those ordinations were held in Mizoram.
Fr. Warner calls on Holy Cross religious and friends to continue praying, in faith, for the canonization of Blessed Basile Moreau, the founder of Holy Cross.
"Mary suffers for Jesus, and she also suffers with Jesus," writes Rev. Alexander Susai, C.S.C. "The passion of Christ deeply wounded her immaculate heart, because she loved her son more than herself. She not only bore the pain of her son but also united with him in accepting the will of His Father, to give new life to human beings."