One seminarian professed Final Vows. The following day he was ordained a deacon in the same Mass in which two priests were ordained for Holy Cross.
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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.
All five of the newly ordained priests had previously professed Final Vows together and been ordained deacons on October 5-6, 2017.
The ten novices were the last class of Fr. Alexander Susai, C.S.C. The new Novice Master, Fr. Joby Sebastian, C.S.C., starts with 15 new novices.
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.