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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Preparing for Our Lady

Author: Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, México, and Parish


To say that Our Lady of Guadalupe is important to the Mexican people is an understatement — she is of the utmost importance to the spirituality of the people here. Read More

October Feasts in Mexico

Author: Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C.

Posted In: México, Mission, and Saint André Bessette

Saint André Bessette

Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C., writes that even some familiar feasts, like St. Andre Bessette or All Souls, have a somewhat different character in Mexico compared to the United States.  Read more about his grateful observations and experiences here. Read More

Love, of Course

Author: Fr. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community and Spirituality


As Leon Bloy the 19th century essayist once wrote, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” Read More

In the End there is Hope

Author: Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community and Parish

CSC Community Cemetary

All our efforts in evangelization and catechesis, our duty to administer the Sacraments, especially to baptize, offer the Mass, hear confessions and anoint the sick are done so that when we come to the end of our life, we can trust in His mercy and hope in His resurrection. Read More

Memories of Montreal

Author: Mr. James Henke

Posted In: Pilgrimages and Saint André Bessette

St Andre Bessette

St. Andre has a visible impact on the Congregation of Holy Cross, reminding all of us about the importance of humility and the beautiful fruits born from the willful submission of ourselves to God’s will. Read More

September in Monterrey

Author: Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C.

Posted In: México, Parish, and Patrons


Seminarian Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C. shares his impressions after participating in the celebration of some important feast days for the Holy Cross community in Monterrey, Mexico. Learn how our parishioners celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Therese in one of our biggest parishes. Read More

New School Year at Stonehill

Author: Fr. Tony Szakaly, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges


I can’t believe that we are already a month into the school year here at Stonehill College.  There’s been a lot packed into that month. This year in particular has been fun, because of the presence of our new deacon, Rev. Mr. Tim Mouton, CSC.  His energy and zeal has added so much energy to the campus. Read More

Here I am, Lord

Author: Owen Williams, Mr.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Final Vows, and Old College


I could truly feel the presence of Christ at each of the events that took place over the course of Final Vows weekend.  This presence, most especially, was made manifest in the commitment, faith, hope, zeal, and love that my six brothers in Holy Cross displayed as they became ordained ministers in the Church. Read More

Education in the Faith

Author: Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education, México, and Mission


Education in the faith is very important here in the parish because the majority of the people here cannot afford Catholic schools.  Consequently, many people do not receive a Catholic education, and these classes at the parish are the only exposure they have to the tenets of the faith Read More

Teaching by Example

Author: Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Education, and Parish

Fr Brian Ching, CSC with a St Joseph school student

The true transformative power of our parochial schools is not what is found in the classroom curriculum, though that is certainly important, but what we are able to teach about the Christian life through the example and life of our faculty, staff, and entire parish community. Read More

Vows for a Lifetime

Author: Mr. Bryan Williams

Posted In: Final Vows, Religious Vows, and Vocations

Two CSC's walking across campus

I think for all of us who take vows, the commitment never loses a sense of the unknown... However, it comforts me to know that I will not be alone in walking the path. Read More

Final Vows Lucernarium

Author: Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.

Posted In: Final Vows, Homilies and Reflections, and In the Press


Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., pastor of St. Joseph parish in South Bend, shares his homily from Final Vows Lucernarium, which kicks off the observance of the Perpetual Profession of Vows and Ordination to the Diaconate of six of our Holy Cross Seminarians. Fr. Kevin shares that prayer must be the center of a seminarian or novice's life, but must continue to be the center for the rest of religious life and ordained ministry as well. Read More

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