México



A Little Bit of Everything

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

Posted In: México, Mission, and Parish

México

We are approaching the end of the year for many of the groups and the beginning of summer. The month of May here in La Luz has been full of activity. Read More


A Time of Evangelization

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

Posted In: México, Mission, and Spirituality

Resurrection, Vrubel 1887

The priests and staff of the parish are working to implant this important aspect of our faith in the people so that they see that the path does not end with the Cross and ashes, but that these lead us to the glorious truth of the Resurrection. Read More




Preparing for Our Lady

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

Posted In: Feasts, México, and Parish

rosary

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


September in Monterrey

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

Posted In: México, Parish, and Patrons

México

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


Education in the Faith

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

Posted In: Education, México, and Mission

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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



The Mission: Holy Cross in Mexico

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

Posted In: México, Mission, and Universal Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fr. Phalan visits a remote parish in the hills of Mexico, and meets a people of deep faith, especially guided by Our Lady who once appeared to their people. Holy Cross, through its religious and ministries, seeks to support and encourage that powerful faith brought to birth there by the Blessed Virgin. Read More


The Lenten Opportunity to Call People Home

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: México and Parish

Ash Wednesday

“In many ways, Ash Wednesday is the biggest day of the year for Mexican Catholics,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “I’ve asked many people why Mexicans value their ashes on Ash Wednesday so much. There are so many different responses. … Whatever the case, there’s something that the people are seeking.” Read More


Ordaining a Son of the Parish

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: México, Ordinations, and Parish

Ordination of Fr Carlos Augusto Jacobo de los Santos, CSC

“Not many parishes ever get to have the ordination of one of their parish ‘sons’ actually take place in their own church,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “It was a great blessing for Nuestra Madre de La Luz Parish here in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, México to be able to witness and celebrate Fr. Carlos Augusto Jacobo de los Santos, C.S.C., a son of our parish, being ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – here in our own church.” Read More


Leading into Eternal Life

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: México, Mission, and Parish

Parish in Mexico

“With the numbers of people in our parish and the rapid nature of the burials, I might have two or more funerals in my day that I don’t even know I’ll be having when I wake up that morning,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C., Pastor of La Luz Parish in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, México. “Accompanying our people before and after the death of a loved one is such a powerful way for us in Holy Cross to truly be ‘men with hope to bring.’” Read More


Nothing Better than Sunday Mornings

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: México and Parish

Fr John Herman, CSC

“After 17 years of being a priest, Sunday mornings still never get old for me,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “One of the most valuable things that I learned from Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., my first pastor, was the importance of being present before and after the weekend Masses to greet and interact with parishioners. He taught me that it’s the one time each week that we can be, even briefly, with most of the people of the parish.” 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


Hope for the Future in México

Author: Mr. Jorge Armando Morales, C.S.C.

Posted In: México

Mr Jorge Armando Morales, CSC

Continuing our week exploring our mission in México, we hear today from the soon-to-be newest finally professed member of our community there. On March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, Mr. Jorge Armando Morales, C.S.C., will profess forever the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He shares the hope he sees for the future in our work in his native land. Read More


Forming the Future in México

Author:

Posted In: México

Family of Holy Cross

Deacon Matt Kuczora, C.S.C., continues our week of exploring our missionary work in México by introducing us to our formation program in the country, which so far has formed three indigenous Mexican priests with more in the pipeline. Fresh off his Final Vows and Diaconate Ordination here in the States, Matt went to serve as the Candidate Program Director in Monterrey. Read More


Parish of San José in Taman, San Luis Potosí, México

Author: Fr. Marin Hernandez Campos, C.S.C.

Posted In: México

San José Parish

Fr. Marin Hernandez Campos, C.S.C., the Pastor of San José Parish in Taman, San Luis Potosí, continues our week of exploring our missionary work in México by introducing us on the Spes Unica blog to the poor, rural parish where he serves. Holy Cross took pastoral responsibility for San José just over a year ago, making it the most recent expansion of our mission in México. Read More


Nuestra Madre Santísima de la Luz in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México

Author: Fr. Alfredo Olvera Ledezma, C.S.C.

Posted In: México

México

Fr. Alfredo Olvera Ledezma, C.S.C., continues our week of exploring our missionary work in México by introducing us to the parish of Nuestra Madre Santísima de La Luz. Affectionately known as “La Luz”, this thriving and dynamic parish is at the heart of the Holy Cross mission in México, as it also serves as the home of our formation programs in the country.  Read More


Holy Cross in México

Author: Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C.

Posted In: México and Mission

Fr Logsdon, CSC

This week our blog posts will focus on our mission work in México.  In order to understand our ministry there today, we first need to look back to the beginning of our presence in México. In today’s post, Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C., who served in our mission there for over two decades, chronicles the history of Holy Cross in México.

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The coming of the great light

Author: Fr. John Herman, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and México

Fr John Herman, CSC

“As I reflect upon the reality of our people and the anxiety and uncertainty under which they live now here with the drug cartels of Mexico, I think of Mary and Joseph and the people of Israel living in anxiety and uncertainty under the presence of the Roman army in their land,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C., pastor of La Luz Parish in Monterrey, Mexico. “The people of Israel had endured so many difficult times as they waited for centuries for the Messiah to come.” Read More


Double Deacons in Mexico

Author: Rev. Mr. Matt Kuczora, C.S.C.

Posted In: México and Ordinations

Ordination to the Diaconate in Mexico

Rev. Mr. Matt Kuczora, C.S.C., ordained a deacon just four weeks ago at Moreau Seminary, filed this post on the ordination of Rev. Mr. Carlos Augusto Jacobo de los Santos, C.S.C., at our parish in Monterrey, Mexico. Matt is spending his diaconate year with our Holy Cross community in Mexico.  As deacons, Carlos and I will be called upon to bring hope and comfort.  Read More


Ordination Doubleheader

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: México and Ordinations

Holy Cross Ordinations

This weekend in Holy Cross we are blessed to have a doubleheader of ordinations.  First, today, Saturday, September 18, Deacon Alfredo Olvera Ledezma, C.S.C., will be ordained to the presbyerate in La Luz, our Holy Cross parish in Monterrey, Mexico. 

Then on Sunday, September 19, Brother John Britto Antony, C.S.C., will be ordained to the deaconate at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church, which is another Holy Cross parish, in Bennington, VT. Read More


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