On July 21, Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., Superior General, on behalf of the entire Congregation of Holy Cross, sent “best wishes and blessings” to Sr. Raymonde Maisonnueve, C.S.C., on news of her re-election as Animator General of the Sisters of Holy Cross. The Sisters of Holy Cross are one of three religious congregations of women who, along with the Priests and Brothers of Holy Cross, compose the religious family founded by Blessed Basile Moreau.
“It has been a personal delight for me to work with Sister Raymonde over these years both in vocations and in general administration,” said Br. Bednarczyk. “I look forward to continuing our collaboration as members of the Holy Cross Family in the years ahead.”
Joining Sr. Raymonde in the leadership team are Sr. Yanick Sylfradin, C.S.C., who will serve a second term as Assistant Animator General, and Sr. Doreen Cloutier, C.S.C., and Sr. Sonia Porras, C.S.C., who will both serve in their first terms as Councilors.
“We, the Brothers and Priests of Holy Cross, promise Sister Raymonde and her team our prayers and fraternal support as they exercise their leadership with the zeal and trust in Divine Providence that is characteristic of Holy Cross,” said Br. Bednarczyk.
The General Chapter of the Sisters of Holy Cross had begun back on Monday, July 10, with Mass at Saint Laurent Church, which is where the Holy Cross Family first arrived in Canada in 1847. Several religious of the Congregation attended the opening Mass to join with the sisters in prayer, including Fr. Pierre Labine, C.S.C., Associate Pastor of the Parish, Fr. Michael DeLaney, C.S.C., Rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory, and Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., Third General Assistant.