The five Final Professions of the Province of South India bring the Congregation's total in India this year to 11 Final Professions.
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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.
After professing their Final Vows on September 14 at a Mass in Shillong, the three men were ordained deacons at Holy Cross Parish in Mawkynrew.
The first Holy Cross missionaries arrived to Santiago on March 1, 1943. The Holy Cross Family in Chile has been celebrating the anniversary with events all year.
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.