We, the Jesuit Community at the College of the Holy Cross, shaped by the Gospel, the Ignatian Exercises, and our encounters with the people of God, and missioned here by the Society of Jesus, embrace our responsibility to Holy Cross as living representatives of the College's traditions and identity.
We pursue wisdom. In collaboration with our College associates who are engaged in teaching, ministry, scholarship, administration, and support services, we challenge our students and alumni/ae to recognize and develop their God-given talents and to accept their responsibility to do justice as they live out their callings. We vigorously pursue truth and serve the Catholic Church and the wider world through research, publication, and the availability of our personal and corporate resources.
We promote faith. Ordained for ministry in the Catholic Church, we serve the College community in sacramental, pastoral, and prophetic ways. We nurture the search for faith among all members of the College community and engage in dialogue with our colleagues concerning issues of faith and justice.
We seek God in all things. Within the College, we are a praying community that embraces both Holy Cross and the wider world. We use the tools of critical reflection to examine our institutional integrity, which is most authentic when it is grounded in Gospel values and the norms of social justice. We challenge the College community to live out its commitment to authentic personal freedom and respect for human dignity.
We are enriched by the gifts and dedication of the members of this College community. Ever renewed by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola that is at the heart of the identity of the College of the Holy Cross as a Jesuit, liberal arts institution, we dedicate our lives to expressing that tradition “for the greater glory of God.”
- Adopted 26 February 2002
The 26 members of the Jesuit Community at Holy Cross are mostly engaged in ministry at the College either as teachers, administrators, staff or in campus ministry. A few serve the internal needs of the Jesuit community. Others are engaged in ministering to the local community.