Steady Growth of Vocations behind Elevation of Missionary Order to East African Province
The Congregation of the Holy Cross, founded in 1837 by Basil Moreau in Le Mans, France, arrived in Uganda in 1958 after being called by the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) to support spiritual and formal formation in the Rwenzori sub-area, the is covered by the country’s Fort Portal Diocese.
The inauguration of the East African province of CSC, which has been underway since January 3, is scheduled to culminate in the official inauguration ceremony on Sunday, January 8, with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by Bishop Robert Muhiirwa of Fort Portal Diocese.
The Congregation of the Holy Cross is spread over all continents with the charism “for formation in the faith”.
Credit: Mrs. Fred Jenga, CSC
In East Africa, CSC has more than 100 professed Indigenous men, 11 novices, 24 postulants, eight parishes, five elementary schools, two high schools, two technical schools, five health institutions and seven offices of family ministries with Uganda-born priest, Fr. Fred Jenga, as President of Holy Cross Family Ministries worldwide.
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The Holy Cross Congregation is also a founding member of two colleges, namely Tangaza University College based in Nairobi and the Philosophy Center of Jinja in Uganda.
CSC also supported the establishment of the John Paul Justice and Peace Center in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Moi University in Kenya. Agnes currently works as a journalist for ACI Africa.