Holy cross school, Darbhanga is a christian Minority Institution founded in 1967. It was started primarily for the christians and for the poor sections of the society but today it is opened to all ,irrespective of religion, caste or community. It was started primarily for the Christians and for the poor sections of the society but today it is opened to all.
The Congregation of The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross was founded by Fr. Theodosius Florentini, OFM Cap. and Mother Maria Theresa Scherer in Switzerland in the year 1956, at a time of great upheaval and change, especially in the Sociopolitical sphere. Social misery dominated in the industrial nations of Europe. Orphaned and neglected children roamed on the roads or were forced to work in factories under inhuman conditions. The sick and the destitute had no proper care. Educational system was badly in need of reform. In to this situation God called and sent Fr. Theodosius Florentini and Mother Maria Theresa Scherer, who were gifted with an extraordinary social awareness. They recognised the will of God in the needs of the people and searched tirelessly for means and ways to alleviate their sufferings. The motto of our Congregation is “The need of the time is the will of God”.
The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross entered the Educational field in India’s most backward state, Bihar in 1894. The first seed sown in Bettiah grew into a large tree, stretched out its branches to the rest of Bihar, north India and later to the other parts of India. The Holy Cross Sisters in India, through their educational institutions, serve children and youth with special preference to the marginalized. The Congregation renders service through Kindergartens, Primary Schools, High Schools, Higher Sec. Schools (Junior Colleges), Degree, Post Graduation and Professional Colleges, Vocational Training Institutions, Nursing Schools/Colleges, Hospitals and Dispensaries, Training Centres, various types of non-formal Institutions, Social Service Centres, Orphanges, Home for the aged, destitute, differently abled and HIV/AIDS affected.