Holy Cross Heroes





Called to Holiness

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

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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


Jubilees: Christ who lives in us

Author: Fr. Tom Looney, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Holy Cross Heroes, and Homilies and Reflections

2012 Holy Cross Jubliarians

Last Friday, May 25, the United States Province celebrated the jubilees of 18 priests and five brothers who celebrated milestone anniversaries of their Ordination or their Final Vows in 2012. In a beautiful Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Tom Looney, C.S.C., who was celebrating 25 years of priestly ministry, gave the following moving homily on what the ancient meaning of what was celebrated that day.  Read More


Fr. Wendel: Responding to God's Invitations

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

Fr Paul Wendel, CSC

Fr. Wendel regards himself as having been blessed at every turning point in his life as a priest. He didn’t choose assignments but was always invited to take the next step. Looking back on the last 56 years, he sees himself as having responded to the invitations when they came. This has led to a very fulfilling life. Read More


Fr. Harvey: Priest of the Theatre

Author: Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C.

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Fr Arthur Harvey, CSC

“More than one generation of Notre Dame students were tutored in drama techniques and in life itself by Fr. Harvey, who put all his mind and heart into directing players and productions,” writes Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C., about this month’s Holy Cross Hero. “I think the real ghost of Washington Hall at Notre Dame is not the Gipper, but a priest with cape thrown back over his shoulders who pounded the boards in pursuit of beauty and truth.” Read More


Fr. Clem: Led by grace

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

Fr Leroy Clementich, CSC

“One day as they were milking cows, Leroy Clementich’s mom said to him that he would be going to a Catholic high school in Minot, North Dakota, because she wanted him to be a priest,” writes Fr. James Connelly, C.S.C., in profiling this month’s Holy Cross Hero. Reflecting back on his 54 years of life and ministry as a priest, Fr. Clem “sometimes wonders whether everything that happened to him was by grace or by accident, … [but] he is inclined to believe that ‘grace is everywhere.’” Read More


Fr. Sheedy: A Priest for All People

Author: Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

Fr Charles Sheedy, CSC

“Fr. Charles Sheedy, C.S.C., was a man for all seasons and a Holy Cross priest for all people,” writes Fr. Nick Ayo, C.S.C., profiling this month’s Holy Cross Hero. A former Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame and the inspiration behind the First year of Studies, Fr. Sheedy is remembered for his “wisdom, humor, humility, and just plain human friendliness.” Read More



Holy Cross Heroes: Fr. Ambrose Wheeler, C.S.C.

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes

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To round out our monthly blog line-up, we are bringing back a series we started last year on some of the men in Holy Cross, living and deceased, who have paved the way for us in our mission and religious life. This month Fr. James introduces us to Fr. Ambrose Wheeler, C.S.C, who died this past month at Holy Cross House. Here is the story of how God worked through this Holy Cross Hero. Read More


Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Fr. Robert Brennan, C.S.C.

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes and Profiles of CSCs

Fr Robert Brennan, CSC

Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, shares his last entry in his moving monthly series on some of the heroic, faith-filled men in Holy Cross who have blazed the path of holiness for the rest of us. Today, we learn about Fr. Robert Brennan, C.S.C., one of the community’s gifted pastors, who found himself in an experience he will never forget. Read More


Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Brother James Lakofka, C.S.C.

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes and Profiles of CSCs

Fr James Connelly, CSC

Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, the community’s medical and retirement facility, continues his moving monthly series on some of the heroic, faith-filled men in Holy Cross who have blazed the path of holiness for the rest of us. Today, we learn about Br. James Lakofka, C.S.C., a devoted son of Mary who even at 93 continues as the Director of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes. Read More


Called to Walk in Their Footsteps: Father Joseph Lehane, C.S.C.

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Heroes and Profiles of CSCs

Fr James Connelly, CSC

Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, the community’s medical and retirement facility, continues his monthly series on some of the heroic, faith-filled men in Holy Cross who have blazed the path of holiness for the rest of us. Today, we learn about Fr. Joseph Lehane, C.S.C., a “missionary’s missionary” who passed away this August. Read More


Called to Walk in Their Footsteps - Fr. Michael J. Murphy, C.S.C.

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

Posted In: Education, Holy Cross Heroes, and Profiles of CSCs

Fr James Connelly, CSC

In this monthly series, Fr. Jim Connelly, the Superior of Holy Cross House, the community’s medical and retirement facility, will share with us some of the life stories of some of those heroic, faith-filled men, living and deceased. Today, we learn about Fr. Michael Murphy, C.S.C., who passed away this July. Read More


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