Almost 180 lay people, including 50 youth, joined the Congregation's religious in Chile for the ninth annual day of reflection on Holy Cross' work in the country.
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Holy Cross accepted the East Bengal Mission at the request of the Holy See in 1851. Through the zeal and perseverance of the missionaries, the infrastructure of the Church was built and many villages were converted to Christianity.
Today, in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh, the Congregation is known for the exellence of its educational institutions and its solidarity with the poor.
Stonehill College on May 17 elected Rev. John Denning, C.S.C., its tenth President. Denning succeeds Rev. Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C., who has been President since 2000.
Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, and was the principal speaker at the Commencement Exercises of Holy Cross College in Indiana.
The Scriptures do not reveal to us much about St. Joseph, the Patron of the brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross. There are no recorded words from him. Yet, Br. Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C., writes that St. Joseph's "actions speak for themselves. ... We look to St. Joseph as a model of quiet strength and determination, a man who listened to dreams and took risks on behalf of others – a simple instrument in the hands of God."