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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Just Showing Up

Author: Mr. Tim Mouton, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, Religious Vows, and Seminary Life

Holy Cross Seminarians

“A wise priest once asked me what I thought the most important aspect of religious life was,” said Tim Mouton, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau Seminary. “I kind of shrugged my shoulders and said, ‘Faith, I guess.’ He gave me a smile that seemed to say, ‘Really?’ Then he said, ‘It’s showing up.’ … We have no greater model of this than Christ. Read More


What Seminarians Do for Lent

Author: Mr. Michael Marshall

Posted In: Old College

Old Collegians

“A few weeks ago, I began preparing for Lent by deciding what I would give up,” writes Michael Marshall of Old College Undergraduate Seminary. “As I pondered these questions, a random question came into my head. What do priests give up for Lent? … It will have to remain a mystery for now. However, I am able to provide insight into the Lenten observances of the seminarians in Old College.” Read More


A Meeting Place of Heaven and Earth

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries

Our Lady of Aparecida, National Shine in Brazil

“The National Shrine Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, Our Lady of Aparecida, ‘Queen and Patroness of Brazil’ is located between Sáo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. “I have come to Aparecida to consecrate our work here once more to Our Lady, and to pray intently for her help and guidance! … These places of pilgrimage chosen in God´s grace exist to help us see this divine-human communion every day – and to challenge forces that want to cut us off from this experience.” Read More


Fasting to Reveal God's Gracious, Overflowing Love

Author: Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Lenten Cross

"To fast is to experience absence and emptiness," writes Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C., of this Lenten discipline. "Fasting is a reality check. It reminds me that I too am poor like those who are compelled to fast by hunger and extreme poverty. Everything I have has been given to me by someone else. Fasting brings home to me the truth that food, drink, clothing, shelter, transportation, entertainment, education, media, employment, health, friends, loved ones, even faith, hope, love and my very life itself are all good gifts from an unimaginably generous God. Without his gracious, overflowing love, I am nothing."

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Better than the BCS

Author: Mr. Stephen Barany

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

SEEK 2013 Conference

“Roses, Oranges, Fiestas. Sugar and Cotton. The first week of January in America is all about college football, crowning champions, and dishing out glory,” writes Mr. Stephen Barany, a postulant at Moreau Seminary. “And while there is nothing wrong with a perishable crown here or there, we know that Christians seek something different: a crown that will last forever. Earlier this month, I spent the first week of January seeking just that.” Read More


UP Student Affairs Hosts Retreat on the Feast of St. André

Author: Fr. Randy Rentner, C.S.C.

Posted In: Saint André Bessette and Universities and Colleges

University of Portland Student Affairs Retreat

The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Portland celebrated the feast of St. André Bessette this year with a day-long retreat. Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., was invited to lead the retreat, which focused on Blessed Basil Moreau’s vision of a Holy Cross education. He stressed the importance of Fr. Moreau’s choice of the Holy Family as an inspiration for working together to care for the students who live and study at the university. Read More


Celibate Priest + Math Professor = Dating Advisor?

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

Posted In: Universities and Colleges

Fr Charlie McCoy, CSC

“As a celibate priest and a math professor, I certainly must occupy a place that our culture would least associate with expertise in matters romantic,” writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C.  And yet, he says, the students still come for advice. “No resident of Villa has been silly enough to ask me what opening lines to try, or what to wear on his first date, or what cologne to use, or how to dance. Instead, these students have intuited that, as a priest, I might understand something about the skills and virtues needed in any intimate relationship.” Read More


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