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Final Vows Special Feature

Final Vows Special Feature

In this Final Vows Special Feature, six Holy Cross Seminarians share with us what brought them to the seminary,  their journey through formation, and their thoughts on professing their Final Vows.

Meet the Seminarians

2014-15 CSC Seminarians

Over 50 Holy Cross seminarians from across the country have heard the call to give over their lives in a more explicit way. Learn more about them through these profiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

There are often many questions that surface in considering a vocation to Holy Cross. Your questions may be similar to those answered here.  


Vocation Discernment Retreats

Retreats offered throughout the year provide time away to reflect prayerfully on God's call and to learn more about the Congregation of Holy Cross. Find out which one is right for you.


An Accident of Providence

Mr. Josh Bathon, C.S.C.

The Sorrowful Heart of Our Lady

A confusing turn of events caused the young group of priests and brothers to live in a place called “Our Lady of Holy Cross,” but the connection was not lost on our Blessed Founder who seized on this accident of Providence and made it foundational for his fledgling congregation.   Read More >

Encountering Pope Francis

Fr. Joe Corpora, CSC

Pope Francis

Ever since I learned that Pope Francis would make an apostolic journey to the United States, I set as a goal to meet him. Read More >

A First-Year at Final Vows

Mr. Chris Lovett

Fellowship among CSC Seminarians

I’ve always wondered if it was “everyone for themselves,” in the seminary. I was astonished to see how close these men are; their enthusiasm for each other’s presence. Read More >

Growing Together

Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Ordinandi - Class of 2015

The life I chose through the guidance of the Holy Spirit is truly a blessed life filled countless wonderful relationships. Read More >