• 26 Oct 2023
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SPES UNICA, an initiative of Holy Cross Educational Foundation (HCEF) under the aegis of Holy Cross Fathers, Northeast India Province, focuses on leadership and formation of students.  It is three days of educative live-in experience organized in three states namely, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura, where students will be engaged in various activities that will hone their leadership qualities.  Starting in 2006 as a biennial event by HCEF, SPES UNICA has grown in numbers and activities.  This year, being the 150th anniversary of our founder, Blessed Basile Moreau, entering eternal life, SPES UNICA 2023 revolved around the life and legacy of our founder under the theme 'Explore the Legacy, Embrace the Future.'

300 students from Holy Cross Schools in Tripura, along with their animators, gathered at Holy Cross School Agartala from the 21st to the 23rd of October and learned about the rich legacy, heritage, and charism of Bl. Basile Moreau and Holy Cross.  Various sessions on leadership, competitions, and other fun filled activities were conducted during the three days.  The presence of Most Rev. Lumen Monteiro, CSC, Bishop of Agartala, Fr. Simon Fernandis, CSC, Superior of Northeast Province, Bro.  Prodip Placid Gomes, Second General Assistant, and Fr. Andre Gawrych, CSC, Third General assistant, encouraged the students to give their best.  During the concluding function, the catholic leaders from Agartala were felicitated for their witnessing role in the Church and the society.

 A similar event in Meghalaya saw 150 students gathering at Good Shepherd School, Jongksha, from 4th to 6th October.  SPES UNICA for Mizoram will commenced on December, where the congregation runs five schools, including two by St. Andre Province.