Religion, Spiritual Development

Sisters of the Holy Cross, Inc.

  • Notre Dame, IN
  • www.cscsisters.org

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Mission Statement

We, Sisters of the Holy Cross throughout the world, are called to participate in the prophetic mission of Jesus to witness God's love for all creation. Compassion moves us to reflect on the signs of the times, discern needs, and respond. We stand in solidarity with the poor and the powerless. Our life together enriches and strengthens us to foster community wherever we are.

Main Programs

  1. Ministry With the Poor
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Sisters of the Holy Cross have ministries in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States.

ruling year

1946

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Sister M. Veronique Wiedower, CSC

Keywords

Self-reported

religious women, women in the church, justice oriented, international

Also Known As

CSC

EIN

35-0868159

 Number

5704548630

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Roman Catholic (X22)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Ministry With the Poor

The Ministry With the Poor program supports Holy Cross Sisters in their direct ministry with the poor. Each year more than 50 of Sisters' projects in the US and around the world are funded. These projects include providing the basic necessities such as food, clothing, health care, literacy and job-skill training. 

For the 2011-2012 project year, 52 projects were funded at a total of $291,796, bringing health, education and pastoral services to assist and empower the poor, especially women and children.  For a description of these projects visit www.cscsisters.org(http://www.cscsisters.org) and click on Global Ministries.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Sisters of the Holy Cross have ministries in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States.

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Operations

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Sisters of the Holy Cross, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Sister M. Veronique Wiedower, CSC

BIO

A native of San Diego, California, Sister Veronique entered the congregation in 1965. She previously worked for five years serving as campus minister and then as vice president for mission at Saint Mary’s College, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Cross located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Her prior ministries include teaching music to high school students and ministering at St. Joseph Seminary in Palo Alto, California, where she helped with liturgy and music. In addition, she was director for women religious for the Archdiocese of San Diego. Sister Veronique also worked in initial formation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross and served on the congregation’s Leadership Team from 1994 to 2004.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sister M. Veronique Wiedower, CSC CSC

Sisters of the Holy Cross

Term: Sept 2009 - Sept 2014

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