Final Vows 2014
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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.


Holy Cross Has Been There

Mr. Brett Perkins

Basilica Cornerstone

As we move further into this Lenten season and I prepare my current RCIA class at Notre Dame to make that same profession of faith I made some sixteen years ago, I am struck by the myriad ways that I have been formed and influenced by Holy Cross. Read More >

Even in Death

Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

CSC Community Cemetary

Even in death our brothers are there with us to help us journey to the next life, to continue to pray for us and support us at those moments when we need it the most. Read More >

A Time of Evangelization

Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C.

Resurrection, Vrubel 1887

The priests and staff of the parish are working to implant this important aspect of our faith in the people so that they see that the path does not end with the Cross and ashes, but that these lead us to the glorious truth of the Resurrection. Read More >

Could I, um, Join RCIA?

Mr. Michael Thomas, C.S.C.

Notre Dame Easter

Sometimes I wonder at the marvel of it all: I grew up a Protestant kid just a few miles from Notre Dame (a place with which my family has no formal connection), and now I am a Roman Catholic, a vowed religious, and a seminarian.  Read More >

United with our Suffering Brothers and Sisters

Mr. John Whittaker, C.S.C.

The Body of Christ

I pray that the Lord continue to bless the Christian communities in the Middle East and in North Africa, and to give them the grace of perseverance and a strong faith in God as the healer and lover of all creation. Read More >