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Andre House man named one of 10 recipients of National Spirit of Holy Cross award

Ten Dunne holds an icon of St. André Bessette as a thank you gift to a series of grassroots volunteers as part of André House’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2015. (Catholic Sun file photo)

Ted Dunne, one of 10 new recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross award, completes the picture of the Holy Family it takes to care for those who are homeless and vulnerable – all those who are regulars in Andrew House serving the Phoenix Human Services Campus.

2016 Spirit of the Holy Cross Recipients

Ted Dunne, longtime associate of Andre House in Phoenix, AZ

Wayne and Diane Murdy, donors of the new organ at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Jim Kavanagh, Trustee of Corby Hall, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame)

Diane Welihan, Administrator at the Moreau Seminary, (Notre Dame)

Enedina Cruz, housekeeping manager for all our local houses (Notre Dame)

Sr. Sue Bruno, OFM, Resident Hall Director at the University of Portland

Anne Noone, Secretary to the President of King’s College, Reverend John Ryan, CSC

Ken Percy, Stonehill College Facility Workers Steward

Suzanne Wiwi, outgoing principal of St. Joseph Elementary School in South Bend, Ind.

Mary Flood, former religious education coordinator at Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales in Bennington, Vermont

He has serviced the facilities at Maison André and four related residential properties for the past 15 years and St. Joseph credits for its success. Its price was announced during the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15.

The Holy Cross Spirit Award is announced in conjunction with the feast of the special patroness of the Congregation and reserved for lay collaborators who faithfully serve the Province in the United States and abroad. Each recipient lives the vision and mission of the founder of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau, to make God known, loved and served through education, parish and mission.

Pr. Moreau said in the Constitutions of the Congrégation de Sainte-Croix: “We cannot imagine that those who commit themselves otherwise to following Jesus are thus hampered in their service of their neighbour. On the contrary, we find in them willing and complementary partners in the shared mission.

Holy Cross Spirit recipients will be recognized in their local communities by the Holy Cross ministry they work for during the month of January as part of the celebrations of the life of Blessed Moreau. At that time, they will receive a Proclamation of Gratitude signed by Holy Cross Father Thomas J. O’Hara, Provincial Superior, on behalf of the entire United States Province.