R: Sister Veronica Fajardo, CSC, is a student at the University of Southern California, pursuing a dual master's degree in social work and public administration. She also has an internship with a non-profit organization called Every-Child Restorative Justice Center where she works with youth ages 11-17 in a diversion program that works to keep them out of the penal system.
L: Sister Mary Elizabeth Bednarek, CSC, is Assistant Director of Novices at the Sisters of Holy Cross's International Novitiate in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has taught grade school and high school, has served extensively in parish ministry, and been involved in spirituality and retreat ministry. She served for 42 years in Brazil and another three years in Ghana and Uganda. For six years, she was president of the Brazilian Religious Conference Bahia-Sergipe.
Mission Statement: We, Sisters of the Holy Cross throughout the world, are called to participate in the prophetic mission of Jesus to witness God’s love for all creation. Compassion moves us to reflect on the signs of the times, discern needs, and respond. We stand in solidarity with the poor and the powerless. Our life together enriches and strengthens us to foster community wherever we are.