For many of us in Holy Cross, mission expresses itself in the education of youth in schools, colleges and universities. For others, our mission as educators takes place in parishes and other ministries (C2, 16). Teaching in the Holy Cross tradition is clearly a ministry of the Congregation. In our teaching and preaching, we confront the truth of the Gospel.
The Holy Cross tradition of operating a school and teaching young people began in post-revolutionary France at a time in which Christian education was a crucial concern. For Blessed Basil Moreau, the vocation of a teacher was a special call from God as important as Godís call to the religious life. Blessed Basil Moreau defined a Holy Cross education when he said that true education consisted in forming the hearts of young people.