In 1856, Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross wrote Christian Education; For use by the Educators of the Congregation of Holy Cross. His purpose was to communicate to his growing Congregation, the standards that would be the hallmarks of a Holy Cross education, regardless of where in the world his Brothers, Sisters and Priests established schools. The year 1856 would have marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Lycée Notre Dame in Le Mans, France, as well as the fourteenth anniversary of the founding of L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac in South Bend, Indiana.
It is this same document, written by Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC that we follow today at Holy Cross High School in Flushing, Queens, New York.
Near the end of Moreau’s writings in Christian Education, he concludes his many details of how to implement the high standards he describes, with this exhortation, “Hurry then; take up this work of resurrection!”
At our Holy Cross, we have embraced this guidance by sharing it with our students and encouraging them to do likewise. As we as a community, hurry then, to create the best possible academic environment for our students, we exhort our students to, hurry then, to spend the time necessary in the newly renovated Bro. Karl J. Diemand, CSC Media Center honing their academic skills for their next steps. The class of 2019 earned over $23 million in scholarship offers from their colleges and universities.
At our Holy Cross, we have embraced Moreau’s guidance by envisioning how he would expand our mission to reach a greater number of capable students by, hurrying then, to move to co-education. As we enter our second year of this mission expansion we feel in our community the excitement as a broader range of students are, hurrying then, to build a stronger family.
And finally, as you can see elsewhere in these webpages, we are hurrying then, to bring together many initiatives, or currents, at Holy Cross, to implement a vision for new structures and new programs to better serve our students.
I believe our founder would appreciate our efforts. Please feel free to, hurry then, to come to campus at any time to experience our community. I welcome your visit!
Ave Crux, Spes Unica,
Mike Truesdell, President