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East Africa: The Word Made Flesh

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Prayer Guild in Kampala

When we work, moved by the Holy Spirit, we cooperate in making Jesus present to those we serve. Jesus is present to us in many ways, in the Sacraments, in the Word, but we also desire to make him present by the way we love those placed before us. This is what is happening in East Africa. Read More




Holy Cross in Peru: Following Christ among the Poor

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries, Mission, and Perú

Holy Cross in Peru

“This year the Congregation is celebrating 50 years in Peru,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. “For 50 years Holy Cross has intentionally tried to stand with Mary at the foot of the Cross in Peru, specifically among the poor! I am grateful to the Lord that I have been a part of that history for a good many of those years.” Read More


Recife, Brazil: A New Mission

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Fr Jim Phalan, CSC

“Though Guadalajara is 30 years old, the huge parish to which it belongs has not been able to provide much pastoral care, so the local bishop asked for our help,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., from Brazil. “[Our religious there] are laying a foundation for the mission, discerning how to respond to the needs of the local community. People have welcomed them with open arms.”

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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


Sharing Faith with Families around the World

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Praying the Rosary

After the recent meeting of the directors of Family Rosary International, representing the work being done by Holy Cross Family Ministries in 17 countries, Fr. Jim Phalan C.S.C., writes, “It is beautiful to see the interweaving of the work begun by Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton throughout Holy Cross. It was impressive to see how we are trying to ‘incarnate’ this charism in many cultures. It was beautiful to see the successes and perplexing to face the challenges. … What is our role in the New Evangelization?” Read More


Holy Cross in the Philippines

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Fr Vincent Rosario, CSC

"In 1951, the Servant of God, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., began the Family Rosary Crusade in the Philippines,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary, International. “After Fr. Peyton died in 1992, people began to insist that Holy Cross formally found the Congregation in the Philippines to continue this legacy. This finally became a reality in 2008.” Read More


The Year of Faith and Mary

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries

Fr Jim Phalen, CSC meeting Pope Benedict XVI

“You may be aware that the Synod and the Year of Faith are both coordinated with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Second Vatican Council,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary International. “You may not be so aware that promotion of Marian devotion is one of the top priority guidelines for the celebration of the Year of Faith! Why is that? The needed renewal of the faith that the ‘New Evangelization’ is trying to awaken needs Mary.” Read More


Mary, Our True Mother

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries

Our Lady of Walshingham

“During the summer, flight connections took me through London at one point, so I decided to take a day or so to go to a Marian Shrine that I’d wanted to visit for a while: Our Lady of Walshingham,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., Director of Family Rosary International. “My visit there wasn’t there long but still it was a powerful renewal for me as a religious and a priest. I grow ever more conscious that Mary truly is my Mother.” Read More


Promoting Family Prayer in México

Author: Fr. David J. Scheidler, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and México

Fr David Scheidler, CSC

We conclude our week touring our mission in México by learning about the work of Family Rosary in the country from the ministry’s Director, Fr. David Scheidler, C.S.C. Family Rosary is a part of Holy Cross Family Ministries, which was founded by Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. By promoting prayer and building up families, it is a key part of our ministry in México. Read More


One Holy Cross, One Family, One World

Author: Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Congregation, Holy Cross Family Ministries, and Vocation Office

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Today Fr. Drew Gawrych, C.S.C., the Associate Director of the Office of Vocations, filed this report from Madrid, Spain, where he and Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., the Director of the Office of Vocations, are doing vocation work for Holy Cross at the Love and Life Centre.  To keep tabs on what is going on at WYD and the Love and Life Centre, which is sponsored in large part by Holy Cross Family Ministries, visit the HCFM WYD Internet Site.  There are also more pictures on the Holy Cross Vocations Facebook Fanpage. Read More


World Youth Day, Here We Come!

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries

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We in Holy Cross Office of Vocations will be at World Youth Day and the Love and Life Centre as well.  With the Sisters of Life, we are helping host a Vocations Café ("Called to Love and Life") for pilgrims who are asking the question of where God is calling them in their lives.  Read More


Firm in Faith with Mary

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and In the Press

Firm Faith with Mary

At the Beatification festivities for Blessed John Paul II this past weekend, Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary International, announced a new worldwide campaign of prayer entitled Firm in Faith with Mary. In the spirit of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries, Fr. Jim is leading this movement, calling on Christians around the world to unite in praying the rosary for World Youth Day. Here is the letter from Fr. Jim announcing the campaign. Read More


CSC Profile: Priestly Black and Dodger Blue

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries, In the Press, and Profiles of CSCs

Fr Willy Raymond, CSC with Pope

Another one of our Holy Cross priests from Family Theater Productions is making the news. Fr. Wilfred “Willy” Raymond, who is actually the Director of Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, is also giving his time as a chaplain to the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the article relates, Fr. Willy got involved with the Dodgers more out of a passion for the Sacraments, than out of a passion for baseball. Read More


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