Becoming a Brother

Author: Br. Joseph DeAgostino, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Discernment, and Vocations

Mr Joe DeAgostino, CSC, and Mr Rob Yanik

In the following years, through formation as well as regular spiritual direction, I found the question of the life of a brother arising again and again within my prayer and reflection. Read More

Even in Death

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Congregation

CSC Community Cemetary

Even in death our brothers are there with us to help us journey to the next life, to continue to pray for us and support us at those moments when we need it the most. Read More

St. Andre and Hospitality

Author: Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Feasts, and Saint André Bessette

St Andre statue in the Sacred Heart Basilica

St. Andre knew very well that the hospitality he shared with others, whether at the door of a school, or in a bus station, or at a lovely chapel, is an extension of the Love that was first shared with him. 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

Gifts from Bangladesh

Author: Mr. Christopher Brennan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Mission, and Seminary Life


What you have freely received you must freely give. Mr. Chris Brennan, C.S.C., shares some insights about the generosity of God and of God’s people in Bangladesh in this reflection. Read More

Recycled Chalices

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, Ordinations, and Priesthood

Storage room for Chalices

Some years ago when I was visiting Moreau Seminary, a group of our transitional deacons were leafing through catalogues in the process of picking out their ordination chalices. I mentioned that we had a large inventory of chalices from our deceased confreres in storage. Read More

The Boys of Summer

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Seminary Life

Fr Tony Szakaly, CSC

Fr. Tony Szakaly, C.S.C. reflects on summertime at Stonehill College Holy Cross community. This summer four Moreau seminarians spend their ministry placement living with the local religious community and working at nearby apostolates. Read More

House Recreation and Community Life

Author: Mr. Charlie Skinner

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Old College

Old Collegians go bowling

Charlie Skinner writes about community recreation nights in Old College: “I develop a deeper appreciation for the Old College community that I am blessed to be a part of. As the Constitutions suggest, community enriches our faith life, encourages us to share our gifts, and provides us with the energy that is necessary for doing our work.” Read More

A Brother and a Protector

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Discernment

Br Donald Stabrowski, CSC

“Our Holy Cross brothers live under the patronage of St. Joseph, husband and father in the Holy Family,” writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. “Throughout the nativity stories, when Mary and Jesus are most vulnerable, St. Joseph protects them. When my vocation was at its most vulnerable, this Holy Cross brother helped to keep it alive. Br. Donald, I cannot say thank you enough.” Read More

Life In Holy Cross a Constant "Yes"

Author: Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Congregation

Fr Molinaro preaching

"Beyond our expressions of praise and gratitude, through the vocation of our brothers we are reminded of that which is most basic and fundamental to our life in Holy Cross," preached Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C., at the Year of the Brother celebration at the U.S. Province Provincial Chapter. "For ultimately our life is not about what we do, the assignments entrusted to us, the titles we bear, but more importantly, it is about who we are as consecrated religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross." Read More

Go to Joseph

Author: Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Feasts, and Spirituality

St Joseph Statue

“There are three particular traits of St. Joseph that have served me well as I have moved from assignment to assignment, and that continue to serve me in a way that a patron and model should be understood,” writes Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., on this Feast of St. Joseph. “First, he was a teacher. Second, he was a humble person. And third, he was an enabler in the best sense of that word.” Read More

My Year of the Brother

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

Posted In: Brotherhood, East Africa, and Seminary Life


"The Year of the Brother seems to be a fitting title for my year in East Africa,” writes Holy Cross seminarian Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C., from his pastoral year in the District of East Africa. “For the first time since coming to Holy Cross, I live in a community of brothers.  I see the ways that they are in relationship with their students, their teachers and their neighbors.  I see their witness as educators in the faith.  I see their commitment to single-hearted intimacy with God.” Read More

Year of the Brother Begins

Author: Br. Thomas Guimenta, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood and Religious Vows

Br Tom Giumenta, CSC

On October 17, 2011, the one year anniversary of the canonization of St. André Bessette, Holy Cross inaugurates the Year of the Brother as a year of thanksgiving, celebration, and prayer. Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., kicks off the year for us, reflecting on his 43-year journey as a Holy Cross brother and how it has been “living my impossible dream.” Read More

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