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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Novitiate or Bust!

Author: Mr. Brendan Ryan

Posted In: Discernment and Seminary Life

Mr Brendan Ryan

“I am ready to get to the Novitiate,” writes Mr. Brendan Ryan, who recently completed his postulant year at Moreau Seminary and is heading to the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colo., next week with his fellow novices-to-be. “As the Constitutions say, the Novitiate is the ‘apprenticeship in celibacy, poverty, and obedience.’ If this is the life that God is calling me to, I am excited to start living it.” Read More

Six Holy Cross Novices Make Their First Profession


Posted In: Religious Vows and Seminary Life

First Vows 2012

Six novices from the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colo., professed their First Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on July 28, 2012. Presiding at the Mass and receiving their vows was the newly elected Provincial Superior, Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C. He spoke of the hope that these young men represent for not just the Congregation, but also the Church and the world. Read More

A Border Theologian, an Educator in the Faith

Author: Fr. Daniel Groody, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

Fr Dan Groody, CSC

“My life as a Holy Cross priest has shaped me into what may be called, ‘A Border Theologian,’” writes Fr. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., about his scholarship. “It has led me from initial formation to the parish to doctoral studies to teaching at Notre Dame. It has led me from the borders between Chile and Peru to those between Mexico and the United States. Now it sends me to the borders between Slovakia and Ukraine, Malta and Libya, Morocco and Spain, and Egypt and the other Arab States.” Read More

Africa, So Distant and So Close

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

Posted In: East Africa and Mission

Fr José Ahumada, CSC

“Before going to East Africa, I thought of the many diseases that I could contract there. I also thought of how difficult it would be to live without electricity and potable water in a hot climate full of mosquitoes. But I found it to be a quite different reality,” writes Fr. José Ahumada, C.S.C. “It was in seeing such joy and hope springing from faith [in East Africa] that I came to realize that as distant as Africa may seem, it is really quite close to us.”

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And you call yourself a priest!

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

Posted In: André House and Priesthood

Fr Eric and Br Richard serving as porters

"One of the hardest things that we do in ministry, including here at André House, is to say 'no' to someone," writes Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C. "Many people come to us with different needs, and we really want to help them. But there are times when it simply is not possible. ... After several months of not hearing the 'you-call-yourself-Christian' plea/accusation, it recently has made a comeback. This resurgence made me reflect on why it sometimes bothers me." Read More

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