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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Called to Glory: NCYC 2011

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Vocation Office

NCYC Called to Glory

"Called to Glory” is the theme of this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. As in past years, the Holy Cross Office of Vocations and several seminarians will be there helping the high school students present discern their vocations and thus discover how God is calling them to give him glory. Read More

Fr. Sheedy: A Priest for All People

Author: Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

Fr Charles Sheedy, CSC

“Fr. Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., was a man for all seasons and a Holy Cross priest for all people,” writes Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C., profiling this month’s Holy Cross Hero. A former Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame and the inspiration behind the First year of Studies, Fr. Sheedy is remembered for his “wisdom, humor, humility, and just plain human friendliness.” Read More

Building Community, French style

Author: Mr. Joe Krivos

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, Old College, and Seminary Life

Mr Joe Krivos

“Regardless of who wins the ‘best soiree’ award,” writes Old Collegian Joe Krivos after the epic Les Misérables soiree, “Thursday evenings are the time that the Holy Cross Seminary Community has to come together, to forget about the rigors of our academics for a short while, and just enjoy ourselves with our brothers in Holy Cross, while giving glory to God.” Read More

Coming Home to the Novitiate

Author: Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C.

Posted In: East Africa and Seminary Life


"One of the best years of my life was spent at our Holy Cross Novitiate in the mountains of Cascade, Colorado," writes Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. "Often, I wish I had another day to spend there! And when I reached Lake Saaka [where the Holy Cross Novitiate in East Africa is located], I felt like I had come home." Read More

Educating Generations in Faith

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

Posted In: Parish


 “While we strive to teach our parish children the fundamentals of their Christian faith and Catholic religion so that they understand what they are participating in at Church,” writes Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish in South Easton, Mass., “our most important task is to help them develop a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.” Read More

Year of the Brother Begins

Author: Br. Thomas Guimenta, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood and Religious Vows

Br Tom Giumenta, CSC

On October 17, 2011, the one year anniversary of the canonization of St. André Bessette, Holy Cross inaugurates the Year of the Brother as a year of thanksgiving, celebration, and prayer. Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., kicks off the year for us, reflecting on his 43-year journey as a Holy Cross brother and how it has been “living my impossible dream.” Read More

Tough and Friendly In Persona Christi

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

Posted In: Education, Priesthood, and Vocations


“Father, I hear you’re a real hard guy in the classroom. Now, when you’re in the dorms or just around campus, everybody says there isn’t a nicer, friendlier, priest at UP.”  Regardless of the reputation’s validity, I began to reflect that maybe this combination of toughness in public settings and gentleness in more personal ones isn’t actually such a bad reputations for a minster in the Church. Read More

The Miracle Continues on

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

El Señor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles)

This month over two million Peruvians, including parishioners from our Holy Cross parish, will take to the streets in Lima to march in procession with their beloved Señor de los Milagros.  As Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., shares in his monthly post, “The simple lesson of this tremendous devotion is that a miracle isn’t an event to be observed by spectators, nor is it limited to a moment.  In the case of El Señor de los Milagros, the miracle continues on …” Read More

Confession on the Quad

Author: Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C.

Posted In: Priesthood

Fr Andrew Gawrych, CSC

 “Father, can you hear my confession?”  Fr. Andrew writes that although all priests are accustomed to hearing those words, “they are not the words I usually expect to hear shouted at me from across the quad. And yet that is just what happened to me this past football Saturday at Notre Dame.” Read More

Three New Men with Hope in Chile

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Chile

Gabriel Adrián Fuentes Velasco

Three young men have recently entered our formation program in Chile as candidates to the community. As one of them, Gabriel Adrián Fuentes Velasco, writes in sharing his story, “This may seem like madness in the times we live in, but I tell young people to open their hearts to Christ, without fear, to take a step to discover Him and meet Him. Christ needs you and calls you by your name.”

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Drawn by a love for Sacred Scripture

Author: Fr. Brent Kruger, C.S.C.

Posted In: Studies

Sacred Scripture

“During my studies in the seminary,” recounts Fr. Brent Kruger, C.S.C., “I had had a professor who opened the Scriptures for me in a way that I had never experienced before. My mind and heart were fired by the possibilities of being able to study the Bible.” Now, working on his dissertation on Romans 8:19-30 and looking forward to teaching, Fr. Brent writes, “My study of scripture has a profound impact on how I pray, view the world, and interact with others.” Read More

St. Francis and Homeless Pets

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

Posted In: André House

Annie with Dusty and Boots

On the eve of the Feast of St. Francis, Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., the director of André House, shares about two homeless people and their puppies, Dusty and Boots. Along the way, he causes us to examine our consciences regarding what we see and value in our lives. Read More

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