Civil Society.


Making Sense
of the Past.

Holy Cross is a treasured pastoral cemetery of mainly Irish Catholic heritage in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The stories of those buried there, largely in the nineteenth century, are the stories of a people who started families and businesses, developed cultural and political institutions, and tried to do God’s work. We think these stories can contribute in our time to opening the door to alternative paths for social reconstruction and the renewal of civil society.