Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values


ST. ED'S COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR ALL-SCHOOL MASS TO COMMEMORATE THE FEAST DAY OF ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

This week, the St. Edward community held an all-school Mass to celebrate the feast day of St. Edward the Confessor. St. Edward, whose early experiences of loss coupled with his earnest religious piety, empowered his devotion and dedication to the love of God. On October 13, 1949, the same day as the feast of St. Edward the Confessor, Clarence Elwell, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Msgr. announced that St. Edward High School would be named in honor of Archbishop Edward F. Hoban's patron saint. St. Edward was considered pious, gentle, and unselfish and was canonized in 1161 by Pope Alexander III who gave him the title St. Edward the Confessor to commemorate his life of confession. "St. Edward the Confessor personified the concept of Servant Leadership and ruled England for the benefit of all," says Br. Dennis Bednarz, C.S.C.