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Happy Birthday!

February 21:


Br. Jerome James Meyer



Prayer to St Josephine Bakhita

God of goodness and mercy, Rewarder of the humble, You blessed St Bakhita of Sudan with humility, charity and patience.

May her prayers help us and her example inspire us to carry our cross and to love You always.

Pour upon us the spirit of wisdom and love with which You filled St Bakhita to serve You as she did.

May her prayers on behalf of those enslaved bring awareness and an end to this evil practice. May we too please You by our faith and actions, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, amen.

 Welcome to the Midwest Province Website

 Mission Statement

We take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way of giving ourselves more creatively and intimately to the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body – the Church, and the needs of the world.

We live in community as a visible witness to the commandments, which Jesus gives us to love one another. Community enables us, through prayer, personal support and finances to be accountable in our lives and mission.

The Congregation of Holy Cross identifies its concern for justice and peace in the world and the need of people to find ways to live an integrated life of faith and action. As Brothers of Holy Cross, we choose to respond to this concern through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

We seek the Reign of God among all peoples. We work to enable other members of the laity to assume their God-given role in service of the Lord – some of whom will be lay Associates of the Midwest Province; others we hope, will choose to become religious.


2017 Jubilarians

(L to R) Chester Freel (Provincial), Joseph Tsiquaye, Michael Becker, Kenneth Allen, Edward Dailey, Gerald Nettesheim, Arthur J. Colgan (Bishop), Dennis Bednarz, William Mewes, Shaun Gray, John Tryon, and Lawrence Stewart.

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May the name of Jesus be in our hearts and in our heads that it might govern all our thoughts and desires, that it might direct all our works. (Meditations)

Thoughts for Each Day fromBasile Moreau, CSC
Compiled by
Brother Joel Giallanza, CSC