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We are both happy and proud that Sr. Jackie will be receiving this award later this month. She has spent six decades of her life in education. She founded the Holy Cross Family Learning Center. The center teaches immigrants the English language, civics and culture of their new home. She spent her earlier years teaching at Catholic schools and earned teaching degrees in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Through Sr. Jackie’s efforts she has given immigrant and refugee families hope for success, helpes them find jobs and helped them with their finances.

After retiring last October, she became active in rallies outside the Norris Cotton federal building in Manchester protesting deportation of illegal immigrants. She met with officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide concerns.

She still talks proudly of the Holy Cross Learning Center and she remains on the board. She said she would teach a class or two if she’s asked.

The Granite State Legacy Award is given to New Hampshire residents that have made significant contributions over an extended period of time to their profession, community and state.

This year’s awards will be presented Thursday, May 31st at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The ceremony begins at 5:30pm. Tickets are $45 and include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. To register visit unionleader.com/legacy, email psirianne@unionleader.com or call 603-206-7822.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Holy Cross Annual Fair

The fair will be held in Holy Cross Hall. If you can help, the following articles are needed:

  • Stuffed animals in good condition
  • Prizes for Penny Sale (new items)
  • Knitted Goods
  • Gift Certificates $10 or more

Your help is always greatly appreciated!! Send or bring articles to:

Sisters of Holy Cross
365 Island Pond Road
Manchester, NH 03109

Please label package for Fall Fair and add your name. THANK YOU!

Our 2018 Jubilarians

Congratulations to all our Jubilarians. May God touch each of you with kindness, compassion and love.

Memorial Day Remembrance

Last year, on Monday, May 29, 2017, we gathered in QUIET REMEMBERING for all of our Sisters called home in previous years. Click the button below for a complete list.

Sisters of Holy Cross

In 2017 we celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."

Get in Touch

365 Island Pond Road
Manchester, NH 03109-4811
Phone: 603-622-9504
Fax: 603-622-9782

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"If you only knew what God was offering..." Jn. 4:10