Final Profession and Ordinations, May 28th and 29th 2021 at Holy Cross Novitiate Saaka, Fort Portal Diocese

The Congregation of Holy Cross is an international order of Priests and Brothers headquartered in Rome, Italy. Our International membership includes Priests and Brothers from Asia, North and South America, and Africa. Here in Africa, we serve the Catholic Church in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana.

The celebrations above are a witness to the response to Jesus our Lord’s invitation to follow him. He says. “Come. Follow me.” (Mk:17). In fact, this is the first invitation in the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Const. 1:1.

We are grateful to God for the blessings of these, our confreres, and the commitment they made. They have explicitly responded to the call into the mission of the Lord.

The greatest experience which they have had during their formation in religious life is that of knowing Christ, and it surpasses all knowledge and any human investment. It means abundant life as given by Jesus Christ himself. They have been sent out in mission in parishes and schools, to witness to the rich encounter which they have had. In these ministries, they are educators in the faith and men with hope to bring.

Blessed Basil Moreau, our Founder, had special affection for all his religious, and his joy was finding them as he desired and hoped, devoted to their work; ready for whatever sacrifices it may exact; faithful to their vows, rules, and exercises of piety, united in the bonds of charity, and submissive to their directors and superiors. This is crucial in living true religious life. Each is invited to keep it and ponder it in his heart.

I wish these our confreres a fruitful religious life. I would also like to thank all who support us in our vocation and mission. Your generosity has contributed enormously towards our formation in religious life and ministry. We invite you all to the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross wherever you are. May God bless you.

In Holy Cross

Fr. Cyprian Binaka, C.S.C.
District Superior, Congregation of Holy Cross
District of East Africa