The publication of the first edition of The Cross, Our Only Hope in 2008 established it as a foundational work of contemporary Holy Cross spirituality. This thoroughly revised edition, which features many new contributions, is a must-have for members of the Congregation of Holy Cross; its friends, lay collaborators, benefactors; and anyone interested in the spiritual tradition of the religious order.
Priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross—including pastors, teachers, and administrators—offer an introduction to the rich, vibrant spirituality of the Congregation through a series of daily reflections on the themes of Holy Cross spirituality: trust in God, zeal, compassion, hope in the cross, discipleship, and education in the faith.
This revised edition includes a new foreword, a new introduction by the authors, new reflections, new contributors (including more international contributors than the previous edition), and quotes from St. André Bessette, who was canonized in 2010. The ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross include Ave Maria Press, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Portland, Stonehill College, King’s College, and many other Holy Cross schools and institutions around the world.
Features & Benefits
- Holy Cross is more than 175 years old and is at the heart of the deep religious traditions at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Portland, Stonehill College, King’s College, and many other institutions throughout the world.
- Holy Cross spirituality lies at the heart of the 170-plus-year-old religious tradition of Notre Dame. Anyone who has an association with the university and the Congregation—even a sentimental one—should take an interest in this book.
- The beatification of Blessed Basil Moreau in 2007 and the canonization of St. André Bessette in 2010 continues to give the Congregation of Holy Cross and its apostolates an opportunity to explore and celebrate their distinctive Holy Cross identity as “educators in the faith.”
Because the book has been so substantially revised, there's a strong incentive for owners of the current edition to buy the new book.
To read the biographies of each of the contributors visit authors.holycrossvocations.org.