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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

A love that produces hope

Author: Mr. Christopher Rehagen, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish and Seminary Life

St André Bessette Church, Portland, Ore

“My time at St. André Bessette Parish this summer has forced me to think more deeply about the meaning of hospitality in Holy Cross,” writes Seminarian Christopher Rehagen, C.S.C., from his summer ministry placement. “And the conclusion I have reached is that hospitality is so very important in Holy Cross because it is intimately linked with hope. As men with hope to bring, we must be hospitable to others because it is in our hospitality that others are filled with hope.” Read More

Priest and Professor: No hyphen needed

Author: Fr. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

Fr Claude Pomerleau, CSC

“Both from my theology in Le Mans and Rome (during Vatican II) where my professors were among the best research and teaching scholars of the Council, and from my teachers at Notre Dame and the University of Denver who pushed me to study religion in Europe and Latin America, I have never found that there was any need to connect my world of ministries with hyphens,” writes Fr. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C. “My research and education come from the parishes, colleges, universities, and prisons of Chile and Argentina. Today, these same world classrooms provide all the academic and ministerial challenges needed to nourish my vocation.” Read More

Life In Holy Cross a Constant "Yes"

Author: Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Congregation

Fr Molinaro preaching

"Beyond our expressions of praise and gratitude, through the vocation of our brothers we are reminded of that which is most basic and fundamental to our life in Holy Cross," preached Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C., at the Year of the Brother celebration at the U.S. Province Provincial Chapter. "For ultimately our life is not about what we do, the assignments entrusted to us, the titles we bear, but more importantly, it is about who we are as consecrated religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross." Read More

Baby Priest Camp: Stirred into Flame

Author: Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.

Posted In: Priesthood

Baby Priest Camp

Along with my three ordination classmates, Frs. Greg Haake, C.S.C., Stephen Koeth, C.S.C., and Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., I have been attending the Early Years’ Workshop at our retreat center in LaPorte, Ind., for the past 5 years. While the title seems rather formal, it is better known as “Baby Priest’s Camp” (BPC). Now that has a ring to it! Read More

Teaching, Healing and Praying in Perú

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

Posted In: Mission and Perú


“If you want to find that three-fold brand [of teaching, healing and praying] in Holy Cross Perú, you only need to visit the El Señor de la Esperanza Parish Center in the heart of our mission among some of the country’s poorest,” writes Fr Don Fetters, C.S.C. “Visitors to this Holy Cross Perú icon of teaching, healing and prayer don’t walk out the same as they entered. They leave refreshed in mind, body and soul and return to the reality of their daily lives carrying back the gift hope renewed.” Read More

A Homeless Couple, a Faithful Love

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

Posted In: André House

André House

“When I arrived at André House, I found Doug and Julie sitting in the parking lot where they had been sitting for some years,” writes Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., the Director of André House. “Several months ago, they celebrated their anniversary – 36 years together. Making it through 36 years as a couple was impressive enough. But this anniversary they shared that they were more happy and excited than they have been for a while. It was their first anniversary in decades that they could celebrate together in which neither was in jail, and neither of them was drunk or using drugs.” Read More

The Living Water Flowing from His Pierced Heart

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

Posted In: Feasts, Homilies and Reflections, and Spirituality

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus gives us clear human insights into the love of God,” writes Fr. Charlie Kohlerman, C.S.C., on this Friday’s feast of the patron of the priest of Holy Cross. “It is only in that unlocking of His love for us and our love for Him, embedded within us, that we can truly function as His priests, sharing a love that is purifying, a love that leads to an intimate knowledge that truly identifies us as His and allows us to become His consecrated messengers to the women and men to whom we are privileged to minister.” Read More

The Study of History Bearing the Lord’s Promise

Author: Fr. Stephen Koeth, C.S.C.

Posted In: Studies

Fr Stephen Koeth, CSC

“I have been an avid student of history all my life,” writes Fr. Stephen Koeth, C.S.C., as he prepares for doctoral studies at Columbia University. “I find that studying the history of the Church in the United States is a perfect compliment to my priestly ministry. In my preaching and sacramental ministry I am privileged to proclaim the story of Jesus’ life, death, and Resurrection and to invite the Baptized into a deeper share in Christ’s life.” Read More

Fr. Tyson honored by Notre Dame and University of Portland

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press

Fr David Tyson, CSC

Fr. David Tyson, C.S.C., the Provincial Superior of the United States Province, was recently honored by both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Portland at their respective graduations. Notre Dame gave him an honorary Doctor of Laws, while Portland awarded him the University’s Christus Magister Medal. Read More

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