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Holy Cross Perú's Golden Jubilee

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, Mission, and Perú

Holy Cross Celebrates 50 years in Perú

Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C, shares the joy of the Holy Cross community in Perú as they celebrate 50 years of service in that country. The past has been filled with blessings, and the future still invites our community to be ready to serve the church and people there.

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Different Place, Same Mission

Author: Mr. Dennis Strach

Posted In: Perú and Seminary Life

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"Before I arrived in Perú, I prepared myself for a unique experience," writes Mr. Dennis Strach, C.S.C., from his summer ministry placement. "I knew that there would be many new things to look forward too -- different types of foods, different styles of music, dance, and dress. To be honest, I over-prepared myself for these differences. So much so that I did not prepare myself for the striking similarities that I would encounter." 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


Teaching, Healing and Praying in Perú

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

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“If you want to find that three-fold brand [of teaching, healing and praying] in Holy Cross Perú, you only need to visit the El Señor de la Esperanza Parish Center in the heart of our mission among some of the country’s poorest,” writes Fr Don Fetters, C.S.C. “Visitors to this Holy Cross Perú icon of teaching, healing and prayer don’t walk out the same as they entered. They leave refreshed in mind, body and soul and return to the reality of their daily lives carrying back the gift hope renewed.” Read More


The Easter Cross

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Perú and Spirituality

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

‘”My daughter’s in bad shape,’ Carmen said. … Those few words were all it took to bring back to my mind her story which I was painfully aware of – about a daughter who vacillated between hope and failure in what seemed a life-long battle against a drug addiction, and now once again had fallen,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. “I think I gave a decent homily that morning, but she was the teacher that day. She knew so much about the Cross and the hope it carries.” Read More


Machu Picchu and Standing Before God’s Creation

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Perú

Machu Picchu

“When I tell my US friends that I live in Peru, most of them will quickly ask if I had seen Machu Picchu. Now I can say I have!” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. “There’s a whole controversy over Machu Picchu that’s been brewing for the last century, and a book published last year … sums it up in two questions:  who discovered Machu Picchu and who owns it. After giving those questions their due, the authors bring a nice insight to the discussion:  possessing something has nothing to do with treasuring it.” Read More


Zeal: Energy with a Mission

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission, Perú, and Spirituality

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“It was much more than youthful energy let loose on a project that I saw in these young missionaries. It was really zeal, simply defined as great energy or enthusiasm for a cause or objective,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., about Summer Mission 2012 in our Holy Cross parish in Peru. “Blessed Moreau chose the word “zeal” to insist with his brothers on the urgent intensity of the mission and the intentionality of the energy dedicated to it.” Read More


Ordinary time placed in service of the Church

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission, Parish, and Perú

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“These folks don’t make this sacrifice in order to get a better job or increase their salary,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., about the adults enrolled in our Peruvian parish’s School for Pastoral Leadership. “For them the School for Pastoral Leadership opens the door to serving the parish and chapel communities as volunteer chapel coordinators, directors of liturgy and social action, Bible teachers, leaders in the ministry to the sick, etc. They become the ones who make the parish work—guaranteeing the essential services that are needed to get the gospel message around and to put it into practice.”

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Waiting on others

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

Hermano Andrés Clinic

“This nurse was there to wait on whoever might need her amazing attentiveness,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., “imitating the extreme sensitivity of Jesus who, in the midst of the noisy, pressing throng, stopped everything He was doing to turn the power of His attentiveness toward a poor sick woman who just happened to brush past the fringe of His garment.” Read More


Built on Rock

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

Hill in Canto Grande

“What Señora Rut has taught me is how the poor eke out a living in the midst of this inhospitable rocky terrain,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., about our mission in Lima, Peru. “Jesus said that his Church was to be built on rock, and here we can’t help but be aware of the fragmented rock upon which our local Church is built; it’s all around us.” Read More


The Miracle Continues on

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

El Señor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles)

This month over two million Peruvians, including parishioners from our Holy Cross parish, will take to the streets in Lima to march in procession with their beloved Señor de los Milagros.  As Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., shares in his monthly post, “The simple lesson of this tremendous devotion is that a miracle isn’t an event to be observed by spectators, nor is it limited to a moment.  In the case of El Señor de los Milagros, the miracle continues on …” Read More


“Good morning, neighbor”

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

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After sharing with us last month how he was drawn by God to be a missionary, Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., our correspondent in Peru, has checked in with his second post. It is a beautiful reflection that gets at one of the cores of our charism as Holy Cross priests and brothers. Read More


The Road to Chile and Peru

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Chile, Mission, Perú, and Vocations

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This year, we are blessed to accompany a veteran missionary to Latin America, Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., who after spending many years working in Chile is now serving in Peru. As you will find right from his first post in which he recounts the call that led him to missionary work, Fr. Don is one of the best spiritual writers in our community. It will be our treat to fall into step with him this year. Read More


Ivy League Catholic: Reporting from Peru

Author: Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C.

Posted In: Mission and Perú

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I´m writing this from the Centro Patricio Peyton, CSC, in Lima, Peru, where I am leading a group of Yale students on an Alternative Spring Break trip. The Peyton Center is an extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable building for weary students to stay after spending the day unloading wheel chairs donated from the United States or teaching English and Math to students at a local Fe y Alegria school. The dusty brown hills of Lima where the Peyton Center is located seem far from the moist, green Mayo that gave birth to Fr. Peyton, but his vision of strengthening family life through prayer and education in the faith is very much present in the work of this place. Read More


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