Congratulations to all of our Jubilarians! Let us give thanks and rejoice as we celebrate and thank God for the gift of all these dedicated women.
With joy and gratitude to God the Sisters of Holy Cross and the Mamani Sucasayre Family are pleased to invite you to the profession of perpetual vows of Marisol Fany.
The Eucharistic celebration will take place:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Moquegua – Peru
Elaine Poitras will be attending the statutory meeting of the mission groups for Children and for Youth and Young Adults which will be held in Cape Haitian, Haiti from February 22-24. The delegates from these groups have been asked to arrive on the 18th and plan departure for the 26th. Because flights into Cape Haitian are few and fairly far between, she will be leaving Manchester on the 18th and will stay overnight in Fort Lauderdale to arrive in Haiti on the morning of the 19th. She will return to Manchester on the morning of the 27th.
The question that they have been asked to address is: How can the theme Embrace Difference be effectively incorporated into the lives of the youth and children in our centers of mission? Please pray for safe travel and for all the delegates as we continue to discover ways to develop this reflex in our children, youth and young people.
Subsequent to the very positive reactions heard here at St. George Manor on Island Pond Road in Manchester to the message and statistics regarding our youngest members which Raymonde sent in her Communiqué No. 9, the members of our community of elders, on the Day of Consecrated Life this last February 2, wrote a message to the sixty-one young sisters in initial formation. What each one in the community here shared on paper was compiled--with nothing added or deleted--and became an open letter that we have sent to these young.
For my part, I have often said that I would like everyone in the Congregation to know these young women. Today, when looking at the quality of the message written, I want to also say that I would like each one of these young sisters to know this community of elders at St. George Manor on Island Pond Road…
In Holy Cross,
Thérèse Martin, CSC
Save the date for Mission Day, March 23rd. Snow date is March 30th. More information to follow.
Two sisters in the U.S. Sector expressed an interest in and responded to the invitation to participate in the International Session which will be held in Le Mans. Eleanor LaBranche and Lucille Gravel have been granted the privilege of attending this session. In addition to visiting the meaningful sites in Le Mans, Eleanor and Lucille intend to make of this a pilgrimage. Their greatest hope completing this pilgrimage is to obtain a miracle in the life of “Baby Brady” by petitioning Father Moreau for a miracle -- a miracle that could possibly raise our Founder to the rank of sainthood. Let us all join in mind and heart with Lucille and Eleanor as they embark on this journey!
We are happy to inform that the 2018 Jacqueline R. Verville Community Service Award was presented to Pauline Maurier, CSC from the Holy Cross Family Learning Center at the recent Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser held on May 17th. Sister Jacqueline herself read a beautiful commencement that portrayed Sister Pauline’s community service very truthfully.
The Sisters of Holy Cross are proud to nominate Sister Pauline Plante, CSC, as a recipient of the 2018 Micah Award. Sister Pauline’s exemplary life of doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God in service to her sisters and brothers did not begin only in 1993 with the founding of the Berakan Renewal Program. From the time she entered into the Sisters of Holy Cross, in her various ministries as a teacher, principal, PRH (Personality and Human Relations) educator and co-founder and counselor of Home for Growth in Londonderry NH. (a residential program that promoted healing and personal growth). In all her ministries she was always drawn to the poorest, neediest and most wounded among those she served. There is a verse in the constitutions of the Sisters of Holy Cross that urges them to “love with the very tenderness of the heart of God”. This verse describes and summarizes the Sister Pauline Plante they’ve lived and ministered for so many years. They have never known anyone more deserving of the Micah Award.
On Monday, May 28, 2018 we will gather in “Quiet Remembrance” for all of our Sisters called home in previous years. Click the button below for a complete list.
We are both happy and proud that Sr. Jackie will be receiving this award later this month. She has spent six decades of her life in education. She founded the Holy Cross Family Learning Center. The center teaches immigrants the English language, civics and culture of their new home. She spent her earlier years teaching at Catholic schools and earned teaching degrees in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Through Sr. Jackie’s efforts she has given immigrant and refugee families hope for success, helpes them find jobs and helped them with their finances.
After retiring last October, she became active in rallies outside the Norris Cotton federal building in Manchester protesting deportation of illegal immigrants. She met with officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide concerns.
She still talks proudly of the Holy Cross Learning Center and she remains on the board. She said she would teach a class or two if she’s asked.
The Granite State Legacy Award is given to New Hampshire residents that have made significant contributions over an extended period of time to their profession, community and state.
This year’s awards will be presented Thursday, May 31st at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The ceremony begins at 5:30pm. Tickets are $45 and include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. To register visit unionleader.com/legacy, email email@example.com or call 603-206-7822.
In 2017 we celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."
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