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The Foundation

Supporting the mission of Santa Croce

The Australian Foundation for the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross exists for one single purpose: to help the University carry out its mission of forming future leaders for the Catholic Church.

The Australian Foundation for the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross’s main offices are in Sydney, Australia. Read more ...The foundation‘s Executive Director is Frank Casadesus. He may be reached at:

9 Findlay Avenue
Roseville NSW 2069
Australia
Phone: +61 409 832 499 or +61 2 9411 3888
Email: pontiuni.au@gmail.com

Gifts to the Foundation can be in the form of a bank transfer, planned giving and other asset contributions. Please call us at +61 2 9411 3888 to discuss how you can help.




THE UNIVERSITY

Training future leaders to serve the universal Church.

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, affectionately known as Santa Croce (Sáhn-tah Cró-chay), addresses one of the world's most critical needs—the formation of priests who will lead the Church in the 21st century.

That's the mission of Santa Croce in a nutshell: to give the priests and Bishops of tomorrow the formation and education they need to serve the Church.

That's why Santa Croce exists. Read more It also educates many lay and religious students who will go on to serve the Church in many different capacities. But the heart of its mission is the formation of priests to serve the universal Church.

Conceived in the heart of St. Josemaria Escrivá and founded, with the encouragement of John Paul II, by his successor Bishop Álvaro del Portillo (who was made Blessed in Madrid, Spain, on September 27, 2014), the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross has already given to the Church 41 Bishops and one Cardinal.



"The Priesthood is absolutely vital. There is no substitute for it. The formation of future priests...is considered by the Church one of the most demanding and important tasks for the future of the evangelization of humanity."

Pope John Paul II,
Pastores dabo vobis, 40, 2.
Pope John Paul II, Pastores dabo vobis, 40, 2.

WHAT WE DO

The foundation's mission

We exist to support the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross: that's the only mission of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Foundation.

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross is supported financially by the contributions of many benefactors, including non-Christians, from all over the world. The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Foundation assists the University in its financial needs and grants scholarships to students from poor dioceses wishing to attend the University. The Foundation accepts gifts from donors within APAC Region. Read More ...

The cost per student for just one academic year (including academics as well as residential) is A$24,000. Add to that the fact that many of the students come from very poor dioceses in the developing world. They could never afford to pay the whole cost of their education. Yet that education is vitally necessary precisely because of the poverty. The Church needs its strongest and best leaders where there's the most work to be done.

Helping provide these necessary resources is the mission of the Foundation.

In the video below, you will meet some of Santa Croce's students, professors, and alumni, who'll tell you a little about their own personal experiences at the University.

WAYS TO GIVE

Give Online

You're in control when you give to Santa Croce. You decide what to give, how to give, and when to give.

It's simple to give a one-time gift of money to Santa Croce. You can do it online right now:

Or You may make a bank transfer to:

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Foundation (Australia)
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB 062 173
Acc: 28008038

Or you can contact us and arrange the terms that suit you best.

Phone: +61 409 832 499 or +61 2 9411 3888
Post: PO Box 176, Gordon, NSW 2072
Email: pontiuni.au@gmail.com

Donations can also be made using Cheque, Visa and Mastercard

Why Pontifical University of the Holy Cross?

Your money is limited. Why should you give anything to Santa Croce?

Because you care about the future of the Church.

When the Church faces challenges from every direction, she needs strong leaders to keep her on the right path. She needs leaders with a firm foundation in the faith and a deep knowledge of Catholic teaching.

Because you care about the truth.

Santa Croce is dedicated to the Magisterium. The future leaders who pass Read More through the University come out with not just a knowledge of what the Church teaches, but also a thorough understanding of why the Church teaches it.

Because you care about people.

The knowledge the graduates acquire in Rome is passed on to the people of their dioceses increasing their faith and apostolic zeal, and making the local churches focuses of Christian life.

"I see in my students the future of the Church...bishops, professors, even martyrs and saints of the 21st century."

Father John Wauck,
Professor of Literature
Father John Wauck, Professor of Literature

COME TO ROME

Santa Croce really is in the heart of Rome. From the university you can walk to most of the famous landmarks of the Eternal City, from the Colosseum to St. Peter's. Visit their website to find out more information about the University and Events.

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