In This Month of Holy Cross History...
Arrival of Holy Cross Religions in Indiana
On this day in 1841, Father Sorin and Brothers Anselm, Francis Xavier, Gatien,
Joachim, Lawrence, and Vincent arrived in Vincennes in Indian on their way
to establishing the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. The
commitment of this small group to the religious life and to spread the Gospel has
borne fruit in many schools and parishes throughout the United States.
Establishment of first Holy Cross School in North America
On this day in 1841, the Holy Cross Religious arrived at Black Oak Ridge,
Indiana. The school they established there was the first of many schools to be
established by the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States and North
"I Am Sending You a Saint" - Blessed Brother André Canonized
There was a great cause for joy within the Congregation of Holy Cross
throughout the Church on October 17, 2010, when Brother André Bessette,
C.S.C., was canonized a saint.
He was the first saint in the history of the Congregation. Given the
title "Blessed" in 1982, this "miracle man of Montreal" has already inspired
millions by offering hope, hospitality, and healing during his lifetime (1845-1937)
and by his profound faith and humble service, enlivened by a special devotion to
Our school chapel was rededicated in May 2011 as St. Andre Chapel. A first
class relic of our beloved saint was placed in the Altar.
Living our Holy Cross Mission Every Day…