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Just the Delivery Guy

Author: Mr. Timothy Weed, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary, Seminary Life, and Universal Church

Mr Timothy Weed, CSC

Tim Weed, C.S.C., is spending time this summer helping at My Brother's Keeper in Easton, Massachusetts, near Stonehill College. At the Keeper, you have the chance to share much with those in need, but WHO you share is even more important. Read More

Taken for Granted

Author: Mr. Tim Mouton, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

My Brother's Keeper

Temporarily Professed seminarian Mr. Tim Mouton, C.S.C. is spending his summer ministry placement near Stonehill College at My Brother’s Keeper. This ministry brings much needed aid to others in the Name of Jesus Christ. “In the work of the Keeper, this vision, this reality of seeing each person as a beautiful and beloved child of God, is the only thing that is ever taken for granted.”  Read More

Summer School in Vows

Author: Mr. Chase Pepper, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Old College

As one of the “lucky few” spending his summer in school, Mr. Chase Pepper, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian, writes about he and his classmates are learning how to live together in community at Old College. “It has been a unique experience because we are the ones responsible for determining how we are going to give 'lived expression' as a community to our vows.” Read More

When God Has Finished with Me

Author: Mr. Adam Booth, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary, Seminary Life, and Vocations

Mr Adam Booth, CSC

“'Are you looking forward to being done?' It’s a question I’m getting a lot right now, writes Mr. Adam Booth, C.S.C., a third-year temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau who just finished his theological studies. "The answer, of course, is yes, but I’m hoping it’s a long way off. You see, of all the major transitions I have coming up over the next year, I don’t really count any of them as being ‘done.’" Read More

Archbishop Müller, Prefect of the CDF, visits Moreau

Author: Mr. Michael Thomas

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Archbishop Gerhard Müller

The Most Reverend Gerhard Müller, the Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), made his way to Moreau Seminary earlier this month. Mr. Michael Thomas, a postulant at Moreau, reflects on his visit, including the Archbishop’s homily and candid Q-and-A with the seminarians.

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Just Showing Up

Author: Mr. Tim Mouton, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, Religious Vows, and Seminary Life

Holy Cross Seminarians

“A wise priest once asked me what I thought the most important aspect of religious life was,” said Tim Mouton, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau Seminary. “I kind of shrugged my shoulders and said, ‘Faith, I guess.’ He gave me a smile that seemed to say, ‘Really?’ Then he said, ‘It’s showing up.’ … We have no greater model of this than Christ. Read More

Better than the BCS

Author: Mr. Stephen Barany

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

SEEK 2013 Conference

“Roses, Oranges, Fiestas. Sugar and Cotton. The first week of January in America is all about college football, crowning champions, and dishing out glory,” writes Mr. Stephen Barany, a postulant at Moreau Seminary. “And while there is nothing wrong with a perishable crown here or there, we know that Christians seek something different: a crown that will last forever. Earlier this month, I spent the first week of January seeking just that.” Read More

The Lord’s Supper

Author: Mr. Brogan Ryan

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, and Seminary Life

Refectory at Moreau Seminary

“Do you always eat like this?” A guest of a fellow seminarian asked this question last week as we sat down for dinner. It was his first time visiting Moreau Seminary and he was surprised at the way in which we were eating—that is, togetherRead More

Serving the Poor and Afflicted

Author: Mr. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Chapel in Geddes

“One of the most memorable homilies I ever heard was one line: ‘If you ignore the poor, you will probably go to hell,’” writes Mr. Matt Hovde, C.S.C., reflection on his ministry placement this year. “Are we supposed to drop everything – our jobs, our responsibilities, our academics, our prayer life, our community life, everything – so that we can minister to the poor? The answer I found was, as usual, a paradox: yes and no.” Read More

New Seminarians Arriving

Author: Holy Cross Vocations

Posted In: Moreau Seminary, Old College, Seminary Life, and Vocations

Welcome to Moreau Seminary

Today Holy Cross welcome 16 postulants to Moreau Seminary, the largest class in over a decade, and four new young men to Old College Undergraduate Seminary. At the same time, at the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colo., nine men who just completed their postulant year arrived to be formally received into the Novitiate tomorrow. What a great sign of hope for the future of the Church! Read More

Childlike Curiosity and Theological Study

Author: Mr. Adam Booth, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Seminarian Room

“The MDiv degree that we study for at the University of Notre Dame provides us with top-notch preparation for professional ministry in the Church,” writes Mr. Adam Booth, C.S.C. “I know that my place in the world is not to be alone, but to be part of a pilgrim people that I believe I’m called to serve as a priest as we walk along together. And so it’s not just my place in the world that I want to understand, but rather our place, our journey and our destiny.” Read More

Being Formed into Christ's Shepherds

Author: Mr. David Halm, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Come and See Weekend Graduates

“The Congregation of Holy Cross makes initial formation a top priority and central to this period are regular ‘formation nights’ in which Old Collegians, candidates and temporarily professed religious meet together with their respective staffs to discuss a set topic,” writes Mr. David Halm, C.S.C. “The specific topic flows from the larger theme of the semester – such as the vows, particular ministries, Holy Cross history – but always treat one of the ‘five pillars’ of initial formation.” Read More

Lessons from Prayer

Author: Mr. Tim Weed

Posted In: Discernment, Moreau Seminary, and Seminary Life

Mr Timothy Weed

“The move to Moreau Seminary was a nervous experience for me. I had never lived that far from home or been somewhere where I knew very few people. I had practically no prior connection to Notre Dame or Holy Cross, but I knew that God had guided me to this decision,” writes Mr. Tim Weed, a candidate at Moreau Seminary. “The first semester of formation has been a wonderful experience, and I firmly believe that the choices I made in the past year have led me down the right path in life.” Read More

Thanksgiving at the Seminary

Author: Mr. Chase Pepper, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, and Seminary Life

Thanksgiving dinner

“Being able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with my Holy Cross brothers at Moreau Seminary has helped me see more clearly that, as men with hope to bring, our life together is meant to be a deep and enduring act of thanks to the One who calls us to that hope,” writes Mr. Chase Pepper, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau Seminary. “Hope is grounded in thanksgiving, and the holidays are a special time for us as a religious community to refresh ourselves in the spirit of our vocation.” Read More

Building Community, French style

Author: Mr. Joe Krivos

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, Old College, and Seminary Life

Mr Joe Krivos

“Regardless of who wins the ‘best soiree’ award,” writes Old Collegian Joe Krivos after the epic Les Misérables soiree, “Thursday evenings are the time that the Holy Cross Seminary Community has to come together, to forget about the rigors of our academics for a short while, and just enjoy ourselves with our brothers in Holy Cross, while giving glory to God.” Read More

Seminarian Summer: Inspired by heroes in the faith

Author: Mr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life


Today we continue our special summer series looking into how our seminarians spend their summers with Mr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C., who professed vows just over a year ago at the Novitiate.  For most of his summer, he is living at Christ the King Parish in South Bend, Ind., and talking classes at Notre Dame.  But as he shares with us today, that is not all he has done this summer. Read More

iSeminary: Soiree is French for Soiree

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

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Soiree at Moreau

We take a break from our Holy Week homilies for our regularly scheduled seminarian post for the month. Today’s comes from second-year professed seminarian Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., and it is about one of the time-honored traditions not just in formation but in Holy Cross – the Soiree ... French style. Read More

iSeminary: Giving up our gifts by giving them away

Author: Mr. Dennis Strach

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Dennis Strach

Mr. Dennis Strach, one of our candidates at Moreau Seminary, filed this blog post for our monthly report from our major seminary. Dennis shares a beautiful reflection about how in “giving up” this year to the candidate program has helped him come to give away his gifts in service of others. Read More

iSeminary: Cantoring Lucernarium

Author: Mr. Pat Reidy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life


Today we have our second post from men in formation at Moreau Seminary. This one comes from Pat Reidy, C.S.C., who just professed his first vows back in July. He shares about one of the signature prayer services at Moreau, Lucernarium, which is a part of every Thursday community night at the seminary. Read More

iSeminary: Ministering with the Heart of Mary

Author: Mr. Adam Booth, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Moreau Seminary

In this monthly series, different seminarians from Moreau Seminary, Holy Cross’s major seminary on the campus of Notre Dame, will report on life in the seminary. Our first poster, Adam Booth, C.S.C., shares today about his ministry placement working with children and family members who have lost loved ones. Read More

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