Welcome to the Holy Cross Institute

From its home at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, the Holy Cross Institute fosters zeal for mission among Holy Cross educators. That zeal has fired our community since 1837, when Blessed Father Basil Moreau, with the support of lay men and women who shared his vision, organized the Congregation of Holy Cross.  Read about our heritage.

In 2004 that vision took a new form: the Holy Cross Institute.  Our Charter Sponsors, founders of the Holy Cross Institute, charged the Institute to provide information about Holy Cross vision and values, formation in those values, and assistance to Holy Cross educators in the application of those values to promote the transformation of students.

Out of this charge has come a national and international network among secondary schools, colleges and universities founded and sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as life-changing resources, programs and events that share the unique educational legacy of the Congregation.

Besides hosting educational, spiritual and service programs on the campus of St. Edward's University, the Institute offers retreat programming, board training and other services to Holy Cross schools at their campuses and at select regional locations. Through the Institute, the people we serve can develop the tools to shape our mission for future generations. 

The Holy Cross mission belongs to all of us — religious and lay, female and male. Join us as we bring hope to the world!

If you share the vision of Father Moreau, consider adding your gift to St. Edward's University and designate it to benefit the Holy Cross Institute.