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Sisters of the Holy Cross

The Sisters of the Holy Cross (CSC) headquartered on the same grounds as Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, is one of three Catholic congregations of religious sisters which trace their origins to the foundation of the Congregation of Holy Cross by the Blessed Father Basil Anthony-Marie Moreau, CSC, at Le Mans, France in 1837. The other two congregations of religious women in the tradition of the Holy Cross Family are the Marianites of Holy Cross (New Orleans, Louisiana) and the Sisters of Holy Cross (Montreal, Canada).

They are distinct from the Sisters of the Holy Cross Menzingen, a teaching congregation founded separately in Switzerland in 1844.


  • History 1
  • Location 2
  • Institutions 3
  • Ministry timeline 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6


For a history of the foundation of the four congregations of Holy Cross, see the Congregation of Holy Cross.

For a history of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, see the Sisters of the Holy Cross History.


The Sisters of the Holy Cross are represented in the following countries (with their year of first arrival in parentheses):


Ministry timeline

  • 1841 Congregation founded by Rev. Basil Anthony Moreau, CSC.
  • 1843 Four sisters arrive in Indiana
  • 1861 Sisters are operating schools and orphanages throughout the eastern half of the United States
  • 1862 Sister nurses board the Union Navy hospital ship Red Rover, becoming the forerunners of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
  • 1927 Sisters return to Bangladesh (after previous ministries in 1853-1876 and 1889-1896)
  • 1947 Sisters begin ministry in Brazil
  • 1967 Sisters begin ministry in Uganda
  • 1974-97 Sisters minister in Tiberias, Israel
  • 1982 Sisters begin ministry in Peru
  • 1983 Sisters begin ministry in Ghana
  • 1987 Sisters begin ministry in Mexico
  • 1993 Sisters open a house of spiritual study for Holy Cross sisters in India

See also

External links

  • Sisters of the Holy Cross
  • Gift of the Cross Lenten Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition
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