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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-206-7822.
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Congratulations to all our Jubilarians. May God touch each of you with kindness, compassion and love.
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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