The Holy Cross Social Justice Program stems from the life and teachings of Christ who came “to bring glad tidings to the poor…liberate to captives…recovery of sight to the blind (Lk4:18-19). The four-year program offers students knowledge and lived experiences of the tenets of Catholic school teaching in society, opportunities to develop compassionate awareness through contemplative prayer and finally, students are invited to put this love and knowledge into action through the preparation of a capstone project senior year.

It is through the pillars of Being Family, Bringing Hope, Building Respect, and Educating Hearts and Minds that students may come to understand what our founder Blessed Basil Moreau meant when he said that ”we must be, first of all, so closely united in charity as to form but one mind and one soul; for, as you well know, in union there is strength” (Circular Letter 1 Moreau 1835).

With the new Holy Cross Social Justice program, students enter into a unique space in which course content, service activities and their retreat experiences facilitate a rich praxis, making the transition from their formation as Holy Cross men and women to transforming themselves and the world around them, applying newfound knowledge to the challenging circumstances and problems they encounter in society.