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Holy Cross Lake View: One of the Best Schools in Uganda

Author: Br. Alan Harrod, C.S.C.

Posted In: East Africa, Education, and Mission

Students at Lake View school

Today we continue our week highlighting our Holy Cross mission in East Africa.  Today we take a look at education as a part of that mission, focusing on Holy Cross Lakeview, a secondary school founded by Holy Cross in Jinja, Uganda.  Bro. Alan Harrod, C.S.C., a missionary to East Africa, shares the amazing story of the school with us. Read More

World Mission Sunday: Men with Hope to Bring

Author: Fr. Leonard Olobo, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission

Fr Leonard Olobo, CSC

Today in the Church we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Since our founding, foreign missions have played a significant role in the life of Holy Cross. This week we will take the chance to look at our mission in East Africa, which is a district of the Indiana Province. Starting us out is Fr. Leonard Olobo, C.S.C., the Director of the Holy Cross Mission Center based in Notre Dame, Ind., which has responsibility for the promotion of the international mission of Holy Cross both within the congregation and to outside constituencies. Read More

iSeminary: Cantoring Lucernarium

Author: Mr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life


Today we have our second post from men in formation at Moreau Seminary. This one comes from Pat Reidy, C.S.C., who just professed his first vows back in July. He shares about one of the signature prayer services at Moreau, Lucernarium, which is a part of every Thursday community night at the seminary. Read More

Saint André Canonization Watch

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

Posted In: Saint André Bessette


Not all the celebrations of the canonization of Saint André Bessette took place in Rome. Many of our Holy Cross parishes and schools had events surrounding the canonization. One example is St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona. Read More

St. André Bessette: Pope Benedict XVI's Canonization Homily

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Community and Saint André Bessette

Pope Benedict XVI

This morning in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Br. André Bessette, C.S.C., and five other blesseds as saints in the Roman Catholic Church.  In his homily, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of St. André Bessette, the first saint in the Congregation of Holy Cross, as a “man of simplicity” for whom “everything spoke of God and his presence.  May we, following his example, search for God with simplicity to discover Him always present in the core of our lives!” Read More

Diary of a Mountain Priest: What's Really in a Name

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

Posted In: Parish


Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C., continues his diary of blog post from our Holy Cross parish in Colorado Springs. Today he shares a powerful story that is illustrative of how our Holy Cross priests in parishes really serve on the front lines in the Church today. Read More

Celebrating a Saint: Straight to the Difficult

Author: Fr. Jose Ahumada, C.S.C.

Posted In: Saint André Bessette

Fr Jose Ahumada, CSC

Today is the last in our series of Sunday reflections on Brother André Bessette as next Sunday we will be celebrating his canonization, and we will have blog posts from pilgrims in Rome for that historic day!  So stay tuned!  Our reflection this Sunday has an international flair, coming from Fr. Jose Ahumada, C.S.C., who is the rector of St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile. Read More

An Ivy League Catholic: The Saint and the Sultan

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

Fr Peter Walsh, CSC

Fr. Peter J. Walsh, C.S.C., has given us his second offering in posts from Yale University, where he works in Catholic campus ministry. Today’s story is of a powerful encounter of education in the faith when some of Fr. Peter’s Catholic students and some of Yale’s Muslim students came together in dialogue. Read More

Brother Jesus Alonso: A Complete Vocation

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press

Br Jesus Alonso, CSC

The National Catholic Reporter did a great article on Brother Jesus Alonso, C.S.C., a member of the South-West Province of Brothers, who is completing his doctorate in micro-biology in Texas. Read More

Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Father Joseph Lehane, 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 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. Joseph Lehane, C.S.C., a “missionary’s missionary” who passed away this August. Read More

Celebrating a Saint: Holiness at Home in Humanity

Author: Br. Thomas A. Dziekan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Saint André Bessette

Br Thomas A Dziekan, CSC

In our continuing series of personal reflections on Brother André leading up to his canonization in Rome on October 17, today we here from the Vicar General of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Brother Thomas A. Dziekan, C.S.C.  He shares how Brother André drew him into his vocation as a brother in Holy Cross. Read More

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