Sister M. Veronique (Wiedower), C.S.C., Congregational President, and the Sisters of the Holy Cross hosted the four General Councils of Holy Cross October 24-26 at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, in the United States. Customarily, the four Councils meet every two years; however, because of the pandemic, the last time they gathered in person was 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
On the first day of the session, the four Superiors General, Sr. Veronique, C.S.C.; Sr. Ann Lacour, C.S.C., Congregational Leader of the Marianites of Holy Cross; Sr. Raymonde Maisonneuve, C.S.C., General Animator of the Sisters of Holy Cross; and Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross gathered privately for personal sharing and a review of the challenges and opportunities facing their four congregations.
For the next two days, the Superiors General and their Councils presented their Congregational reports on membership, new initiatives, and recent Chapter legislation. Other agenda items included the status of the International Holy Cross Justice Office and the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Basile Moreau’s entrance into eternal life.
Opportunities for prayer, Eucharist, and meals with the larger St. Mary’s community were also provided.
Dr. Katie Conboy, President of St. Mary’s College, and Dr. Marco Clark, President of Holy Cross College, joined the group for its closing dinner. Unfortunately, Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, could not attend as he was out of the country at the time.