The Congregation of Holy Cross is an international religious congregation in the Roman Catholic Church composed of religious brothers and religious priests.
The Congregation Holy Cross was founded by Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau in Le Mans, France, in 1837. In Latin the name of the group is Congregatio a Sancta Cruce (CSC). The Congregation, composed of two Societies of religious priests and religious brothers, has more than 1200 members and is currently serving in sixteen countries on five continents. Notre Dame University Bangladesh was established in 2014 by the Holy Cross Fathers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province.
The Congregation first came to serve in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1853. Since then the CSC priests, brothers and sisters have established primary schools, high schools, and colleges in remote areas as well as in the cities and towns of this country. NDUB is the first Catholic university and the first Holy Cross institute of higher education to be established in Bangladesh.
Our Constitution says, God so loved the world that he sent his only Son that we might have life and have it abundantly. We have become his followers because he called us. We, as his followers are sent to continue his mission, to hasten along the kingdom. We go wherever we are called.
- 1837 – Our congregation was established by Blessed Father Anthony Moreau in France
- 1853 – We first arrived in Bengal so we have a long history here. We are involved from the beginning until now in parish ministry many times in remote places because we have a deep missionary spirit. Education is also something that we are deeply committed to.
Our Holy Men
Blessed Basil Anthony Mary Moreau
Our founder, Blessed Basil Anthony Mary Moreau accepted this mission and sent our first member here.
Archbishop Theotonius Amol Ganguly, C.S.C.
He was a member of our community and the work for his being declared a saint is now being considered in Rome.