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Fr Pepe Ahumada in Chile

Since the arrival of Holy Cross to Chile on March 1, 1943, the Congregation has not only worked with the poor and marginalized, but also has been part of the education of the country's leaders.

Over 75 years, the ministry of Holy Cross in parishes, schools, and orphanages has built bridges in Chile. Starting on January 1, 2019, those bridges expanded to Peru, as the Holy Cross missions in the two countries formed on unified district.

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St Andre Bessette

St. André Bessette

Brother André Bessette, C.S.C., is the first canonized saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., Vicar and First General Assistant of the Congregation, reflects on how this humble brother who welcomed the sick and suffering with God's love and mercy can guide us to our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Read about St. André