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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.


Becoming a Brother

Br. Joseph DeAgostino, C.S.C.

Mr Joe DeAgostino, CSC, and Mr Rob Yanik

In the following years, through formation as well as regular spiritual direction, I found the question of the life of a brother arising again and again within my prayer and reflection. Read More >

Come Holy Spirit

Office of Vocations

Dove in stained glass window, Bernini

 Is there a certain gift of the Holy Spirit that I know I lack, but would like to gain in order to serve those around me more full Read More >

Come Forward, and Venerate the Cross

Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

"There is no failure the Lord’s love cannot reverse, no humiliation He cannot exchange for blessing, no anger He cannot dissolve, no routine He cannot transfigure." Read More >

All in the Family

Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C.


As his pastoral year at the University of Portland draws to a close, seminarian Mike Palmer, C.S.C. reflects on how his residence hall has embraced its family identity in an amazing and unusual way. Read More >