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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Holy Cross, Religious of the

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An amalgamation of two French Societies, the Brothers of Saint Joseph (Josephites) founded at Ruille, 1820, by Father Jacques Dujarie, and transferred to Le Mans, being there united with the Fathers of the Holy Cross (Salvatorists), established 1839, by Father Basile Moreau. The congregation consists of priests and lay brothers bound by simple vows and the threefold purpose of self-sanctification, preaching the Divine Word, and the Christian education of youth in all phases of instruction. The oldest and most extensive existing province is that of the United States, with the mother-house at Notre Dame, Indiana, dating from 1842; the Canadian Province was established five years later. The special mission field assigned Holy Cross by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is the Province of Eastern Bengal. At the General Chapter of 1920 the rules and constitutions were thoroughly revised to conform to the New Code of Canon Law.

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Entry for 'Holy Cross, Religious of the'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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