Croatian National Home, Hamilton
Brick Number: 
8601-8607

In tribute to Monsignor Stjepan Šprajc, founding Pastor of Holy Cross Church in Hamilton.
He was not permitted to enter the seminar in communist Yugoslavia. In order to respond to his calling, he escaped his native Croatia and entered the Seminary in Italy. He arrived in Hamilton in the early fifties and founded Holy Cross Croatian parish in 1958. He died in 1986, never having returned to the land of his birth.