The Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross serve several purposes in the life of each Holy Cross priest and brother. At a basic level they are the rule to the life that we live, providing the outline for how our individual and common life is to be ordered. Yet, they also serve the much deeper purpose of speaking to why it is that we came to this life in Holy Cross, what it is that we seek by entering into this life, and what we offer to the Church and the world through our religious life.