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Emmanuel: God is with Us

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Feasts and Homilies and Reflections

Angel at Moreau

From all of us here in the Office of Vocations, a blessed and grace-filled Christmas to you!  Know that you are in our prayers on this holy day and in this holy season.  As part of your Christmas celebrations, we share with you the homily Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C, the Director of the Office of Vocations, preached this evening at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

 
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Into Africa: Members of the Holy Cross Tribe

Author: Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C.

Holy Cross Priests in Africa

Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., our correspondent in East Africa and our seminary rectory there, has sent in his latest blog post.  It is a moving reflection on the reality of tribes in Africa and how Christian community, especially our religious community in Holy Cross, can be a sign of the coming of the kingdom we have been praying for this Advent season. Read More


Diary of a Mountain Priest: Letting the good times roll…

Author: Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish

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Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C, has sent in his latest blog entry  telling of his adventures as a parish priest out in Colorado Springs, CO. It is a story of how God, in His Divine Providence, always supplies us with what we need to fulfill His call in our lives. Read More


Ivy League Catholic: Bridging the Gap

Author: Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C.

Fr Peter Walsh, CSC

In his latest post for us from Campus Ministry at Yale, Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C., tells us the significance that the regulation of cellular protrusions by abl-family kinase-mediated cortactin phosphorylation has on the future of the Church and the world. It’s a mouth full, for sure, but you will understand … Read More


Sermon on the Street: Great Pumpkins, Turkeys, and Taking Time to Remember

Author: Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C.

Posted In: André House

Fr Eric Schimmel, CSC

Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., checks in with his latest post on his ministry with the poor and the homeless at André House in Phoenix. This month he shares with us a potpourri of stories from André House, including one about an 86-pound pumpkin and another about being “given the bird,” that help us enter into this graced season. (If that does not pique your interest, we do not know what will!) Read More


Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Fr. Robert Brennan, C.S.C.

Author: Fr. Jim Connelly, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes and Profiles of CSCs

Fr Robert Brennan, CSC

Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, shares his last entry in his moving monthly series on some of the heroic, faith-filled men in Holy Cross who have blazed the path of holiness for the rest of us. Today, we learn about Fr. Robert Brennan, C.S.C., one of the community’s gifted pastors, who found himself in an experience he will never forget. Read More


Learning the Ropes: Advent, a Season of Hope

Author: Mr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education, Parish, and Seminary Life

Sr Ignancia Carrillo, FMA

Mr. Brian Ching, C.S.C, our seminarian out at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, AZ, has sent his latest post on life in the parish. Picking up from the profile on Wednesday on Fr. Joe, who actually founded and built the school at St. John Vianney, Brian shares a reflection on the importance of Catholic education and the hope it brings. Read More





The Real OC: The family that eats together

Author: Mr. John Whittaker

Posted In: Old College and Seminary Life

Fr Ed Obermiller, CSC with sous chefs

Thanksgiving, perhaps more than any time of the year, is when our minds (and stomachs) turn to thoughts of meals.  In our latest post giving us a glimpse into life in Old College, our undergraduate seminary, John Whittaker, shares about their tradition of Sunday meals, including a special one that happened just a week ago. Read More


Happy Thanksgiving

Author: Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts

Fr Pat Neary, CSC

In a Thanksgiving Day treat, we are posting from The Cross, Our Only Hope the reflection written by Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., for this beautiful day. Enjoy, and have a blessed Thanksgiving! Read More


It all adds UP: The Middle Man

Author: Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

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One of my best friends and mentors in Holy Cross once told me that what attracted him most to our congregation was the variety of our ministries. “I knew I’d be less likely to get bored or slip into an unhealthy rut,” he said with his usual matter-of-fact wisdom. Now I’m not a person for whom boredom is a real problem; life usually entertains or intrigues . . . Read More


Discernment Retreat: No longer hide and seek

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Discernment, Vocation Office, and Vocations

Retreat

This past weekend, the Office of Vocations hosted an amazing 23 vocations prospects. Nineteen of them attended the annual College Discernment Retreat held at the Holy Cross Center in La Porte, Ind. Running point on the retreat for the Office of Vocations was Fr. Drew Gawrych, C.S.C., the associate director, and he filed the following post on the retreat. Read More


Into Africa: "X" Marks the Spot

Author: Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C.

Posted In: East Africa and Mission

Yellow X for demolition

Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., sent his latest post about his missionary adventures in East Africa. Today's is a real adventure as he shares about the trials - and the graces - of the government's forced demolition of our seminary in Kenya. Please keep him and our seminary community in your prayers. Read More




Diary of a Mountain Priest: My Brother, André

Author: Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish

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Today we have the latest post from Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C., who is at our parish in Colorado Springs. Like most of us in Holy Cross, his life and ministry this past month have really been enlivened by Saint André, so in his post today, Fr. Vince shares his homily from the Sunday before the canonization. Enjoy. Read More


Learning the Ropes: Growing in the Faith

Author: Mr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish and Seminary Life

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Seminarian and vocation blogger Brian Ching, C.S.C., who is on a pastoral year at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Ariz., has emailed in with his latest post on life and ministry there. Today he shares his experience of being part of the vibrant RCIA there. Read More


Our resurrection and our life

Author: Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community

All Souls Day procession

Every November 2nd, on the Commemoration of All Souls, we in Holy Cross in communion with the whole Church celebrate our faithful departed. As our Constitutions state, “The footsteps of those men who called us to walk in their company left deep prints, as of men carrying heavy burdens. But they did not trudge; they strode. For they had the hope.” Read More



Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Brother James Lakofka, C.S.C.

Author: Fr. Jim Connelly, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes and Profiles of CSCs

Fr James Connelly, CSC

Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, the community’s medical and retirement facility, continues his moving monthly series on some of the heroic, faith-filled men in Holy Cross who have blazed the path of holiness for the rest of us. Today, we learn about Br. James Lakofka, C.S.C., a devoted son of Mary who even at 93 continues as the Director of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes. Read More





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