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Seminary Life
  • High School Juniors

    Come and See Old College Undergraduate Seminary March 19-21.

  • What is the Seminary Like?

    Read about the Seminarians' life together, is God calling you to Holy Cross?

  • Community

    Learn more about how community plays a role in the life of every Holy Cross religious.

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.


Journeying to Easter with Catechumens

Adam Booth, C.S.C., Fr.

Fr Booth, CSC celebrating a Baptism

In working with RCIA, I’ve learnt something new about thirst for baptism, and excitement about confirmation.  I’ve learnt a new found appreciation for my own. Read More >

The Desert of Myself

James Corcoran, Mr.

The Pharisee and The Publican, Tissot 1894

I found that not only was it utterly impossible, but that it was utterly pointless. It was pointless because it was not bringing me closer to God. Rather, it was a kind of self-idolatry. In my fumbling attempts at giving up things, I was patting myself on the back, congratulating my willpower for its strength of resolve. Read More >

Preaching Repentance

Mr. Cameron Cortens

The Denial of St Peter by Peter Caravaggio

As we enter this Lenten season, let us be brought low. Let us be humbled. Now is the time to rise to Christ’s call to preach repentance, but in responding to this call, let us first learn how to preach repentance to ourselves. Read More >

Preparing the Ashes

Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Ash Wednesday

Although convenient, the physical connection between our palms and ashes is more than just recycling, but also an important symbol of the link between our praise and adoration of God and our desire for repentance and mercy. Read More >