Four pillars of religious life: Community, Vows, Prayer and Mission have been our way of life as Sisters of the Holy Cross. Education and Health ministries are the heritage from our pioneer sisters since 1908. Serving the marginalized and raising their standard of life has been and remains our priority.
In Lesotho province the sisters are engaged in schools from Pre - schools to High schools, Health centers, Pastoral work, HIV/AIDS, Broad casting, running orphanage and vulnerable children's home.
In line with the message of General chapter 2013, the Holy Cross sisters in Lesotho province focused on the following points
- being women of Hope empowered by the Word
- Strengthened Collaboration and
- Committed ourselves to non-violence
- Care of Creation
The sisters meet together according to their small communities and groups to share the Word of God, and be empowered so that they can pass that hope to the lives they touch.
The sisters give hope to people in the hospitals by visiting the sick and praying with them as well as giving them some words of encouragement.
The sisters also go as far as visiting the inmates at correctional services, teaching them Catechesis and Liturgy.
Our collaboration in our African continent is visible in our formation.
Our aged sisters are accompanied holistically.
The province of Lesotho is also collaborating with many other religious congregations.
The Lesotho province brings hope to the people of God in the challenging situation of drought and hunger whereby in collaboration with Mthathi project, people were trained on permaculture. In permaculture, they learnt to produce organic vegetables and plant in such a way that water can be sustained. This way of planting makes people to be non-violent to the earth.
The sisters in the Lesotho province are involved with clinics. They council and test for HIV/AIDS. The patients are getting the ARVs from the clinics. The Sisters are not interested in the physical healing part only but in spiritual part as well. They council the patients and get interested to the whole life of a patient and that is holistic approach.
The sisters are looking after the orphans and vulnerable children. They have a home where they are being looked after.