Holy Cross Associates mark 35th anniversary
The Holy Cross Associates of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross USA Province headquartered in Merrill are celebrating their 35th Anniversary. To mark the occasion associates and sisters gathered during the Summer Assembly Days to plant and bless a Linden tree near the Province office building. Today there are 28 Associates and three candidates in Wisconsin, Florida, Louisiana and Michigan.
The Holy Cross Associates is a group of Christian women and men who fulfill their baptismal call by following the charism of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross. Associates follow the Franciscan spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi and the founders, Father Theodosius Florentini and Mother Theresa Scherer, by responding to the needs of the time with mercy and compassion, yet always seeking ways to create possibilities for the future.
By meeting the need of the times they are drawn to working with the poor in areas around the country, and wherever needed; feeding the hungry; caring for our earth; and living out a commitment of prayer and simplicity. They support the ministries of the Holy Cross Sisters and work together with them to accomplish works of mercy. For more information visit www.holycrosssisters.org.