Elizabeth Hayden Receives the Spirit of Holy Cross Award

June 13, 2019


At a recent Board of Trustees meeting at Stonehill, trustee Elizabeth Hayden ’76 formally received the Spirit of Holy Cross Award from the Congregation of Holy Cross, U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers.

Hayden’s ties to the Congregation deepened after tragedy struck on 9/11, with the loss of her husband and classmate, James Hayden. Her mission to transcend evil through offering light and hope to those in dire need found a home in the Congregation’s work in Canto Grande, a large but marginalized suburb of Lima, Peru.

President John Denning, C.S.C. and Provincial William Lies, C.S.C. presented Hayden with the award, which honors her for faithfully serving the Holy Cross mission of making God known, loved and served in an educational setting. Below is a selection of photos from the award ceremony.