The Archbishop of Shillong came to bless the new institute that will educate clergy, religious, and lay men and women to serve as better leaders.
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The Congregation’s work in East Africa expanded into Tanzania in 2000 when Holy Cross took responsibility for St. Brendan Parish in Kitete, which is located in the foothills bordering Ngorogoro National Park. The move was in response to vocations from the country as well as the overall growth of the Congregation in the region.
Since its arrival, the Congregation has grown the parish in keeping with our charism as educators in the faith. Holy Cross has opened both a medical dispensary and a vocational training center that teaches job skills to help provide economic security.
The Superior General led the blessing and dedication of the Congregation's international headquarters on November 11. A social and dinner followed.
The St. Joseph Province in Bangladesh celebrated the Final Professions of five brothers on October 31.
Blessed Basile Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, chose Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, to be the patronness of his religious family of sisters, brothers, and priests.
In reflecting on what Our Lady of Sorrows has to teach us, Br. Stephen Binoy Gomes, C.S.C., writes, "Our Blessed mother listened to the Word of God, pondered over it, and put it into practice in her life; this helped her to bear all the sorrows in her life. This is why she is blessed. Jesus advises us all to listen to the Word of God and to observe it then like his mother."