The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, celebrated on September 15, is a day the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrates the Virgin Mary as their patroness under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows. As the mission of the Congregation is the zealous proclamation of the Cross as the sign and instrument of hope to the world, we are all asked to stand at the foot of the Cross with Mary, as a beloved disciple, taking her as our mother (“Woman, behold your son…Son, behold your Mother.” -John 19:25-27).

At the beginning of the fall semester, during the Opening Academic Year Mass, Holy Cross College began a period of prayerful preparation to consecration (entrust) both Holy Cross College and the presidency of Dr. Marco Clark to Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows. With the act of consecration on September 15, we will give the College and Dr. Clark to the maternal care and intercession of the Virgin Mary, knowing with the full confidence of faith that her Son, Jesus Christ, will hear and answer our prayers for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our College community.

We cordially invite and encourage the entire Holy Cross College family to join this memorable moment and attend Mass at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel, with Dr. Marco Clark’s first public address to the College community to immediately follow Mass. Afterwards, all are invited to attend dinner in our Siegfried Dining Hall (regardless of whether or not one has a meal plan).