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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

First Professions: Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Religious Vows

First Professions

This morning at Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs, Colo., six Holy Cross novices from the United States Province of Priests and Brothers made their first profession of religious vows to Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., the Provincial Superior of the United States Province. The homily at the Mass was preached by Rev. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., who spoke powerfully of the vows being an imitation of Jesus -- one that we are formed and strengthened for by our families, both our birth families and our Holy Cross family. Read More

Seminarian Summer: The Music Man

Author: Mr. Dennis Strach

Posted In: Seminary Life

Dennis Strach

Today, after a little break, we continue our series exploring how our seminarians continue their preparations for priesthood and religious life even during the summers. We hear today from Dennis Strach who just finished his candidate year at Moreau and will be heading to the Novitiate in the early August. Dennis, who wrote for our blog earlier this year, shares how he is using his summer to continue to developing the gifts and talents that God gave him. Read More

Sermon on the Street: Free to Depend on One Another

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

Posted In: André House


A belated Fourth of July to everyone!  We here at the Spes Unica blog hope and pray you had a blessed celebration of the birth of the United States.  We continue today with one of our regular contributors, Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C. , who checks in for us from André House in Phoenix.  He helps us reflect more deeply on the holiday we just celebrated. Read More

Seminarian Summer: Inspired by heroes in the faith

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

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life


Today we continue our special summer series looking into how our seminarians spend their summers with Mr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C., who professed vows just over a year ago at the Novitiate.  For most of his summer, he is living at Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Ind., and talking classes at Notre Dame.  But as he shares with us today, that is not all he has done this summer. Read More

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Author: Fr. Bob Epping, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, Homilies and Reflections, and Spirituality

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrates one of its patronal feast days, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The Sacred Heart is the special feast day of all the priests and seminarians of Holy Cross.  To help us celebrate this day, we are posting a reflection written by Fr. Bob Epping, C.S.C., who is the Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read More

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