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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

The Comfort of a Jesus who Weeps

Author: Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish

Fr Paul Ybarra, CSC

“An emergency, in the midst of a typical Saturday, I had an emergency. After a wedding, I had time to check my voice mail at the office and found it filled with messages from a nurse at a nearby hospital,” writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C. “A mother was giving birth to a baby who was expected to die, and she wanted a priest to come and baptize her baby.” Read More

Lessons from Studying Abroad

Author: Mr. Vincent Nguyen

Posted In: Old College

Vincent Nguyen

“I spent the last semester in London on a study abroad experience,” writes Mr. Vincent Nguyen, a junior at Old College. “This study abroad experience, however, was a little different from what other Notre Dame students experience while studying in London, because I stayed at the seminary for the Archdiocese of Westminster, Allen Hall, and I took my classes at Heythrop College, a Jesuit university part of the University of London system.” Read More

Called to Holiness

Author: Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

Fr Phalan, CSC

“At New Year’s I simply wanted to grow in holiness this year. Then I found myself confounded as I simply asked, once again, “How can I do that?” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. “Of course, we all should know the standard answers, but really, how do they get in under the skin in a real, penetrating way? In my mind, I put the question to Fr. Basil, Br. André, and Fr. Pat: How did you guys get to be holy?” Read More

Moreau’s Vision: A Family Education

Author: Fr. James King, C.S.C.

Posted In: Blessed Basil Moreau and Education

Fr Dan Groody, CSC teaching

As one studies Moreau’s spirituality, it becomes apparent that it is focused upon the most basic gospel demands: to be an apostle, to pick up one’s cross daily, and to conform one’s self wholly to the person of Jesus Christ, writes Fr. Jim King, C.S.C., as we mark Blessed Basil Moreau's Feast Day. "He shaped his students and his Congregation to do that, not apart from the world but to go forth out into it as Jesus did himself. That is what Moreau meant when he said that the task of Holy Cross was to educate them in such a way that they became citizens for both society and heaven." Read More

Ordaining a Son of the Parish

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: México, Ordinations, and Parish

Ordination of Fr Carlos Augusto Jacobo de los Santos, CSC

“Not many parishes ever get to have the ordination of one of their parish ‘sons’ actually take place in their own church,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “It was a great blessing for Nuestra Madre de La Luz Parish here in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, México to be able to witness and celebrate Fr. Carlos Augusto Jacobo de los Santos, C.S.C., a son of our parish, being ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – here in our own church.” Read More

A Busy Vacation as a Priest

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

Posted In: Priesthood and Universities and Colleges

Fr Charlie McCoy, CSC

"One year during seminary, just before we all were leaving for holiday, our rector reminded us, 'You all have worked hard this semester. You’ve earned a vacation from your classes. But remember, you never take a vacation from being a religious,'" writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. "In 2013, I extended my vacation in Chicago to root as Notre Dame football fan. I wound up spending much of that extra vacation time serving as a Holy Cross priest." Read More

Following a Saint who Followed a Saint

Author: Fr. David Eliaona, C.S.C.

Posted In: Saint André Bessette

Fr David Eliaona, CSC

“As St. André himself would say to all those pilgrims, ‘Ite ad Joseph, Go to Joseph,’” writes Fr. David Eliaona, C.S.C., reflecting on St. André and his recent pilgrimage to the Oratory built by the first canonized saint in Holy Cross. “It is nothing more than one saint pointing to another saint in order to reach Christ, the ultimate Saint. Very soon one finds that in this (our own) pilgrimage: ‘We are all Saints,’ going to visit a saint, who points us to another saint … who in the end points us to Christ.”

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