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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Counting on each other’s vocation

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

Posted In: Universities and Colleges

University of Portland, Villa Gorilla

An inflatable, smiling gorilla and the Body of Christ. They might seem like an unusual pairing, but Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Portland, draws a connection between them to uncover the deeper truth about “the significance of our unique vocation in others’ lives and in God’s plan. … It’s hard to understand, I think, how many people really are counting on each one of us to follow his or her vocation and to live it whole-heartedly.” Read More

Final Vows: Your Servants are Listening

Author: Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.

Posted In: Final Vows, Homilies and Reflections, and Religious Vows

Fr Thomas J O'Hara, CSC, Provincial Superior

Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the United States Province, preached the following homily at the Final Vows Mass of now Deacons Brian Ching, C.S.C., Mark DeMott, C.S.C., and Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., on Saturday, August 25. These men, Fr. O’Hara said, have told the Lord they are forever His servants, listening and ready to do His will. Read More

The ‘Final Yes’

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

Posted In: Discernment, Final Vows, and Vocations

Mr Mark DeMott, CSC

“Everything seemed “right” in my discernment,” writes Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C., who will take Final Vows in Holy Cross on Saturday. “I love Holy Cross. Diverse experiences during these years of formation have confirmed my attraction to the ministries of teaching, pastoral ministry and service in the international missions. The faith and witness of so many priests, brothers and men in formation have inspired me, and I have found myself drawn into the community. ... But what about the ‘final yes’?” Read More

With a Spirit of Fervor Sustain Me

Author: Mr. David Halm, C.S.C.

Posted In: Seminary Life

Deer Porte

At the beginning of each academic year, all Holy Cross seminarians gather for a week in LaPorte, Ind., in a tradition that stretches back to the early 20th century. Mr. David Halm, C.S.C., served as “Mayor” of this year’s seminarian orientation, which had as its theme: With a Spirit of Fervor Sustain Me: Formation for Apostolic Zeal in Holy Cross. Mr. Halm shares on the events of the week. Read More

Researching for Understanding, Healing and Hope

Author: Fr. Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

Fr Kevin Spicer, CSC

"My vocation as a priest and the apostolic ministry in which I engage as a professor of history are intertwined and incredibly rewarding," writes Fr. Kevin Spicer, C.S.C., professor of history at Stonehill College. "As a professor, I am required not only to teach, but also to write and publish about my area of specialty. As a priest, I am intrigued to learn how ordinary clergy responded to Nazism." Read More

Side-by-Side with Holy Cross

Author: Mr. Andrew Polaniecki

Posted In: Community and Spirituality

Cross and Anchor

“I basically see as my vocation to be using my gifts and talents to work with the Congregation of Holy Cross and support its mission of educating minds and hearts,” said Mr. Andrew Polaniecki. “Basil Moreau saw people discovering faith through the person of Christ, and specifically through the person of Christ that is modeled in individuals. In other words, faith for Moreau can’t grow in a vacuum or because of some well-articulated, rational theological argument. But, rather, faith grows when one encounters Christ within individuals that are role models.” Read More

New Seminarians Arriving

Author: Holy Cross Vocations

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

Welcome to Moreau Seminary

Today Holy Cross welcome 16 postulants to Moreau Seminary, the largest class in over a decade, and four new young men to Old College Undergraduate Seminary. At the same time, at the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colo., nine men who just completed their postulant year arrived to be formally received into the Novitiate tomorrow. What a great sign of hope for the future of the Church! Read More

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