Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.)

Holy Cross Fathers


Also known as: Kongregation vom Heiligen Kreuz (Deutsch) / Congregación de Santa Cruz (español) / Congrégation de Sainte-Croix (français) / Congregazione di Santa Croce (Italiano) / Congregação de Santa Cruz (Português) / 聖十字架會 (正體中文) / Congregatio a S. Cruce (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 232 houses, 1,454 members (793 priests) (2017)

Address: Via Framura 85, 00168 Roma, Italy


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Superior General:USAFr. Robert Louis Epping, C.S.C. (75)Fr. Robert Louis Epping, C.S.C. (75) (2016.07.18 – ...)
Superior General:USAFr. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C. (2010.07 – 2016.07.18)
Superior General:USAFr. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C. (1998.07.17 – 2010.07)
Superior General:Fr. Claude Grou, C.S.C. (1986 – 1998)
Superior General:Fr. Tom Barrosse, C.S.C. (1974 – 1986)
Superior General:Fr. Germain-Marie Lalande, C.S.C. (1962 – 1974)
Superior General:Fr. Christopher O’Toole, C.S.C. (1950 – 1962)
Superior General:Fr. Albert Cousineau, C.S.C. (1938 – 1950)
Superior General:Fr. James Wesley Donahue, C.S.C. (1926 – 1938)
Superior General:Fr. Gilbert Francais, C.S.C. (1893 – 1926?)
Superior General:Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. (1868 – 1893)
Superior General:USABishop Pierre Dufal, C.S.C. (1866.08.25 – 1868)
Superior General:FranceFr. Basil Anthony Moreau, C.S.C. (later Blessed) (1837 – 1866)
Founder:FranceFr. Basil Anthony Moreau, C.S.C. (later Blessed) (1837)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 3 Archbishops, 10 Bishops)

BangladeshCardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (76)Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (76), Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

BangladeshArchbishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (69)Archbishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (69), Metropolitan Archbishop of Chattogram (Bangladesh) and Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

CanadaArchbishop James Hector MacDonald, C.S.C. (95)Archbishop James Hector MacDonald, C.S.C. (95), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)

CanadaArchbishop André Richard, C.S.C. (82)Archbishop André Richard, C.S.C. (82), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Moncton (Canada)

PeruBishop Arthur Joseph Colgan, C.S.C. (73)Bishop Arthur Joseph Colgan, C.S.C. (73), Titular Bishop of Ampora and Auxiliary Bishop of Chosica (Peru)

BangladeshBishop Theotonius Gomes, C.S.C. (81)Bishop Theotonius Gomes, C.S.C. (81), Titular Bishop of Zucchabar and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

PeruBishop Jorge Enrique Izaguirre Rafael, C.S.C. (52)Bishop Jorge Enrique Izaguirre Rafael, C.S.C. (52), Bishop-Prelate of Chuquibamba (Peru)

USABishop Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C. (73)Bishop Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C. (73), Bishop of Peoria (USA)

BangladeshBishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C. (63)Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, C.S.C. (63), Bishop of Mymensingh (Bangladesh)

IndiaBishop Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C. (68)Bishop Lumen Monteiro, C.S.C. (68), Bishop of Agartala (India)

HaitiBishop Yves-Marie Péan, C.S.C. (65)Bishop Yves-Marie Péan, C.S.C. (65), Bishop of Les Gonaïves (Haiti)

IndiaBishop Stephen Rotluanga, C.S.C. (67)Bishop Stephen Rotluanga, C.S.C. (67), Bishop of Aizawl (India)

BangladeshBishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (54)Bishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (54), Bishop of Barishal (Bangladesh)

USABishop William Albert Wack, C.S.C. (52)Bishop William Albert Wack, C.S.C. (52), Bishop of Pensacola–Tallahassee (USA)

Saints (1 saint, 1 blessed)

1937: CanadaSaint André (Alfred Bessette), religious

1873: FranceBlessed Basil Anthony Moreau, priest

Deceased Bishops (1 Cardinal, 7 Archbishops, 15 Bishops)

2016: BangladeshBishop Michael Atul D’Rozario, C.S.C., Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh)

2015: HaitiBishop Simon-Pierre Saint-Hillien, C.S.C., Bishop of Hinche (Haiti)

2011: USAArchbishop Charles Asa Schleck, C.S.C., Undersecretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

2000: PanamaArchbishop Marcos Gregorio McGrath, C.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Panamá (Panama)

1996: HaitiBishop Paul-Maurice Choquet, C.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti)

1996: BangladeshBishop Joachim J. Rozario, C.S.C., Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh)

1995: Puerto RicoBishop Alfredo José Isaac Cecilio Francesco Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C., Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

1994: USABishop Paul Edward Waldschmidt, C.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Portland in Oregon (USA)

1984: BangladeshBishop Raymond Larose, C.S.C., Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh)

1982: BangladeshArchbishop Lawrence Leo Graner, C.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

1982: UgandaBishop Vincent Joseph McCauley, C.S.C., Bishop of Fort Portal (Uganda)

1977: BangladeshArchbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly, C.S.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

1974: HaitiArchbishop Albert François Cousineau, C.S.C., Archbishop-Bishop of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti)

1973: USAArchbishop Edward Louis Heston, C.S.C., President of Pontifical Commission for Social Communications

1960: USACardinal John Francis O’Hara, C.S.C., Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio and Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA)

1952: BangladeshBishop Arthur-Alfred Lepailleur, C.S.C., Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh)

1945: BangladeshBishop Timothy Joseph Crowley, C.S.C., Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

1937: BangladeshBishop Amand-Théophile-Joseph Legrand, C.S.C., Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

1935: PhilippinesArchbishop Peter Joseph Hurth, C.S.C., Bishop of Nueva Segovia (Philippines)

1932: USABishop George Joseph Finnigan, C.S.C., Bishop of Helena (USA)

1915: BangladeshBishop Frederick Linneborn, C.S.C., Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

1898: USABishop Pierre Dufal, C.S.C., Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) and Coadjutor Bishop of Galveston (USA)

1894: BangladeshBishop Augustine Louage, C.S.C., Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh)

Other Former Prelates (2)

1997: IndiaFr. George Daniel Breen, C.S.C., Prefect Apostolic of Haflong (India)

>1860: BangladeshFr. Louis Verité, C.S.C., Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh)

as of 2020.05.05

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