You unfold before us the pages of history reminding us of the many great and simple, saintly women who dared to venture forth, to speak out and to labor to meet the needs wherever they arose, whatever the cost.
Courageously, they fulfilled Blessed Basil Moreau´s dreams and the Mission of Holy Cross. Our hearts swell with pride when we consider this heritage; we pause now in humble and grateful praise for 175 Years of Growth, Love and Service.
May the Spirit help us to look at the past with gratitude.
God of the present moment,
You continue to gift us with the Holy Cross Women of today who, like their predecessors, undauntedly face every adversity. Teach us to love and appreciate, in the here and now, these “faithful companions on the journey.”
May the Spirit guide us to live the present with passion.
God of all our tomorrows,
We ask for the audacity to dare to move into the future TOGETHER to BUILD, to SERVE and to LOVE as we meet the needs of our brothers and sisters. May our “union of hearts” make us worthy to welcome those who will carry Holy Cross in this new century.
May the Spirit enlighten us to embrace the future with hope. Amen.
Prayer: Sister Pauline Morneau, CSC
Symbol: Sister Trinh Ta, CSC