PBS Documentary on Congregation of Holy Cross in the Midwest

Family of Holy Cross featured in PBS Documentary

Friday, September 18, 2015

The premiere of a PBS documentary featuring the Congregations of Holy Cross will air at 8:30 p.m., September 21, on WNIT channel 34.1 in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Titled "Sacred Mission–Civic Duty: The Holy Cross Family"*, the documentary looks at how Holy Cross has been influential to the growth and development of South Bend, Indiana. The film is part of WNIT’s celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary.

Sacred Mission–Civic Duty explores the history and impact of the Holy Cross sisters, brothers and priests on education, health care, arts and culture, and the economy in South Bend and surrounding communities. Through interviews with Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, Brother Chester Freel, superior of the Midwest Province of the Brothers of Holy Cross, Sister M. Veronique (Wiedower), president of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and many others, WNIT viewers will learn how their lives are influenced by the congregations, regardless of their religious faith.

Rebroadcasts of Sacred Mission–Civic Duty are scheduled to air on WNIT at 4 p.m., September 26; 7 p.m., October 1; and 9 p.m., October 12.

*Note: the documentary may also be airing under the title "Legends of Michiana: Congregation of Holy Cross"