For the first time in its history in Tamil Nadu, the Congregation celebrated the Professions of Final Vows and Deaconate Ordinations in the Indian state.
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On November 20, 2016, Pope Francis named Patrick D'Rosario, C.S.C., Archbishop of Dhaka, to the College of Cardinals. His creation as the first Cardinal from Bangladesh is a tangible fruit of the Congregation's mission in East Bengal, which dates back to 1851.
Today, in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh, Holy Cross is known for the excellence of its educational institutions and its solidarity with the poor.
Br. John Badu Affum, C.S.C., the newly elected Superior of the District of West Africa, received the vows of the six novices, all of whom are brothers.
Mr. Michael Thomas, C.S.C., was ordained September 15, joining his four Final Vows classmates, who were ordained deacons on August 26.
St. André Bessette was not only a humble, prayerful Holy Cross brother, but he is also the Congregation's first canonized saint.
Br. Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., teaches us St. André's recipe for holiness: believe, pray, serve and trust in God. It is one that all of us can follow.