Mother Bernarda Heimgartner

"Expect much, yes, all from God"


We invite you to join us as we begin our nine-day novena prayer journey with Mother Bernarda Heimgartner, as we anticipate her 200th year of birth.  We pray for the world, we pray for all those who have asked for our prayers and we pray for our own personal intentions.

Mother Bernarda intercede for us... Amen 

To access the novena prayer in several languages click here... 

Pope’s January prayer intention: For those who suffer religious persecution

Pope Francis dedicates his first prayer message of 2022 to combatting religious discrimination and persecution, reminding us that religious freedom is not limited to freedom of worship, but is tied to fraternity.  

The Church of God is convoked in Synod.

With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church. This site will accompany the two-year journey (2021-2023) of reflection and sharing of the whole Church. 


"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."


Season of Creation 2021: A focus on dialogue through hospitality

The 2021 Season of Creation takes place from 1 September through 4 October, marking a traditional ecumenical moment for healing and hope. Cecilia Dall'Oglio of the Global Steering Committee speaks to Vatican News about this year's edition and its link to the dialogue experience of her brother Paolo, a Jesuit missing in Syria since 2013.

What is the Creation Care Prayer Network?
The Creation Care Prayer Network is a network of communities committed to the healing of our common home. The network is connected through prayer and Eucharistic adoration and warmly welcomes religious and lay contemplative communities.
Time to act...
you are invited to join the care of the creation prayer network by registering on the link...https://laudatosipray.org/
“The Earth is what we all have in common.” W Berry

As Sisters of the Holy Cross, we commit ourselves to being co-creators that embrace God’s creation, and in solidarity we take measures to live sustainably, to promote justice, mercy and equality (Chapter Message 2019). 

As we strive to work together to make a difference, we unite ourselves in solidarity with religious women and men globally to ‘Sowing Hope for the Planet’ UISG Campaign.  

Follow link : https://www.sowinghopefortheplanet.org/


This year we dedicate our congregational magazine "LIFE" to the legacy of Mother Bernarda which lives on in our hearts, minds and souls as Holy Cross Sisters today.

 We invite you to share in the living experiences reflected in each page... read more...

"Trust is the source of inner joy..."                                                    Mother Bernarda 


AMORIS LAETITIA on love in the family...

Instituting the ministry of CATECHIST

The role played by catechists is one specific form of service among others within the Christian community. Catechists are called first to be expert in the pastoral service of transmitting the faith as it develops through its different stages from the initial proclamation of the kerygma to the instruction that presents our new life in Christ and prepares for the sacraments of Christian initiation, and then to the ongoing formation that can allow each person to give an accounting of the hope within them (cf. 1 Pet 3:15).  Read more...

25th Anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata

Mar 26, 2021 | Consecrated Life

The Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, sent a message to all consecrated men and women on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata of St. John Paul II. In his message, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, invites Consecrated Religious to continue being “witnesses of beauty” and thus awaken in others the attraction for what is beautiful and true, first of all, the face of God; namely: 

“Consecrated men and women must reawaken in themselves, but above all in the men and women of our time, an attraction for what is beautiful and true.

Beautiful, then, not only courageous, and truthful, must be the witness and the word offered, because the face we proclaim is beautiful.

Beautiful must be what we do and how we do it.

Beautiful is the fraternity and the atmosphere that one breathes.

Beautiful is the temple and the liturgy, to which all are invited […].

It is beautiful to be together in his name, to work together, even if tiring at times”.

To read the complete document, click on the following link: 



We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

“Today, too, the Spirit is calling men and women to set out and encounter all those who are waiting to discover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Christian faith.” Pope Francis