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Blessed Basile Moreau sent the first missionaries of Holy Cross to the United States in 1841. After settling near South Bend, Indiana, in 1842, where they would found the University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph Parish, Holy Cross quickly spread throughout the rest of the country.

The Congregation grew with the country, as the United States became the country with the largest number of Holy Cross religious. Missionaries have gone out from the United States around the world, while within the country, Holy Cross has been known for a strong commitment to Catholic education at all levels.

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St. Joseph

Our Lady of Sorrows

Br. Victor Bikash D'Rozario, C.S.C., a member of the St. Joseph Province, relates his experience of coming to know our Mother, Mary, and how she always "takes my side" in moments of "agony, hardship, pain, and discomfort." Br. D'Rozario's witness invites us to deepen our own relationship with Mary, seeking her companionship and intercession, just as he does.
Growing closer to Our Lady of Sorrows, like Br. D'Rozario, we, too, will "always being thankful to our Mother Mary for all her blessings and grace upon us."