Message of General Chapter of 2013

Hope urges us forward

We, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, believe that God calls us today:

To be women of hope empowered by the WORD

  • Reaching out to others through creative  socio-pastoral ministries
  • Continuing to evangelise through our life and mission
  • Nurturing and empowering pastoral  qualities and skills in all sisters 

To further and strengthen collaboration

  • Among Holy Cross Provinces to share expertise, personnel and resources, so that in mutuality, we can make the best use of our strengths, giftedness and wisdom
  • With other religious congregations, to deepen a sense of connectedness and rootedness as religious engaged in the mission of Christ
  • Strengthening collaborative initiatives with lay people and organisations, for the transformation of society   

To foster and celebrate internationality

  • Recognising, appreciating and promoting the uniqueness and diversity of cultures and nations
  • Accepting responsibility to promote our heritage and make it relevant

To plan the future, but to live life in the present

  • To evaluate and to begin to work on the governance and leadership structures of our provinces, in the light of today’s reality.

To commit ourselves to non-violence in

  • Human relationships, at all levels
  • Caring for creation  

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Jer 29:11 (RSV)