On Thursday, April 6, Sister M. Veronique (Wiedower), CSC visited The Academy of the Holy Cross. Sister Veronique is the President of the Sisters of the Holy Cross Leadership Team and will give the commencement address at the 2017 graduation ceremony on Monday, June 5. Sister Veronique met with Class of 2017 Student Council members to hear about their experience at Holy Cross. A special reception after school for Sister Veronique was attended by faculty/staff and Board of Trustee members.
A native of San Diego, California, Sister Veronique has spent her religious life serving in the Western United States and at the Motherhouse of the Sisters in Notre Dame, IN. Her years of ministry have been as teacher and liturgical director at the secondary and college level, as well as serving on diocesan committees and as Director of Women Religious. Her love of young people moved her to the ministry of formation, where she served as spiritual director and mentor for college seminarians and for the newer members of her own congregation. She served two terms in administration for the Sisters of the Holy Cross which allowed her the privilege and joy to visit the sisters around the world and deepen her commitment to and love of the international dimensions of the Congregation. In 2014, she was elected to a five-year term as President for the Sisters of the Holy Cross. In this ministry of leadership, she and her team facilitate the oversight and administration of over 400 Sisters who serve in eight countries, on four continents.