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Happy Feast of St. Joseph

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Feasts and Spirituality


Today Holy Cross, along with the Universal Church, suspends our Lenten observances to celebrate the great Feast of St. Joseph. For Holy Cross, this is a particularly special day as St. Joseph is the patron of the Brothers of Holy Cross. And so today, one of our Holy Cross brothers, Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., shares a reflection on St. Joseph, drawing upon one of this silent saint’s greatest apostles, St. André Bessette. Read More

Ivy League Catholic: Reporting from Peru

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

Posted In: Mission and Perú


I´m writing this from the Centro Patricio Peyton, CSC, in Lima, Peru, where I am leading a group of Yale students on an Alternative Spring Break trip. The Peyton Center is an extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable building for weary students to stay after spending the day unloading wheel chairs donated from the United States or teaching English and Math to students at a local Fe y Alegria school. The dusty brown hills of Lima where the Peyton Center is located seem far from the moist, green Mayo that gave birth to Fr. Peyton, but his vision of strengthening family life through prayer and education in the faith is very much present in the work of this place. Read More

The Great Way of the Cross: Two New Holy Cross Lenten Resources

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Ave Maria Press and Publications

You Have Redeemed the World

"Human life is like a great Way of the Cross. We do not have to go to the chapel or church to go through the different stations. This Way of the Cross is everywhere and we travel it every day, even in spite of ourselves and without being aware of it.” Those words of our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, are the inspiration from two new sets of Stations of the Cross compiled by Holy Cross religious. Read More

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Author: Fr. Tom Gaughan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Lenten Cross

To help us all dive into this Lenten season, such a powerful time for us to deepen our relationship with the Lord and thus further our discernment, Fr. Tom Gaughan, C.S.C., the rector of Stanford Hall at the University of Notre Dame, wrote the following reflection for us. Read More

Diary of a Mountain Priest: God’s favorites

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

Posted In: Parish


Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C., checks in this month with another of his characteristically funny, yet deep reflections on his life and ministry as a parish priest in Colorado Springs. Most students at St. Mary’s High School like Father’s faux-hawk. They should. What a treat it must be to have the clerical version of David Villa come to your classroom once a month to teach you about God. And to have each lecture punctuated with a reminder that God loves each of them deeply and equally, but that Fr. Vince is His favorite…truly grand. Read More

Holy Cross Week on S+L Television: Frs. Phalan and Gawrych Give Witness

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press and Vocations


Salt + Light Television, Canada’s “Catholic Channel of Hope”, which produced the moving documentary on Saint André Bessette entitled God’s Doorkeeper, features two of our Holy Cross priests this week on their flagship programs. First, Fr. James Phalan, C.S.C., the director of Family Rosary Internationalappeared on their weekly Perspectives Program and gives a wonderful education in the faith about the rosary. In the same week, our very own Associate Director of the Office of Vocations, Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., appeared on the WITNESS programFr. Tom Rosica, C.S.B., the CEO of Salt + Light, interviewed him about his vocation to Holy Cross. We just might declare this Holy Cross week on Salt + Light! Read More

Learning the Ropes: Transitions

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

Posted In: Parish and Seminary Life


Recently our pastor announced to the parish that he was being reassigned to a new parish and that a new Holy Cross priest would be coming to take over as pastor in the summer. While our parishioners were certainly saddened by the news, I was surprised by the number of parishioners who came up to me to say that though they were sad, they were encouraged that our pastor was going to be replaced by another Holy Cross priest, and how thankful they were to be at a parish staffed by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Read More

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