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Come Holy Spirit

Author: Office of Vocations

Posted In: Feasts and Spirituality

Dove in stained glass window, Bernini

 Is there a certain gift of the Holy Spirit that I know I lack, but would like to gain in order to serve those around me more full Read More






Holy Cross Has Been There

Author: Mr. Brett Perkins

Posted In: Community, Spirituality, and Universities and Colleges

Basilica Cornerstone

As we move further into this Lenten season and I prepare my current RCIA class at Notre Dame to make that same profession of faith I made some sixteen years ago, I am struck by the myriad ways that I have been formed and influenced by Holy Cross. 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


Love, of Course

Author: Fr. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C.

Posted In: Community and Spirituality

Cross

As Leon Bloy the 19th century essayist once wrote, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” Read More






A Symbol of the Infinite Love of Jesus Christ

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

Posted In: Patrons and Spirituality

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Blessed Moreau consecrated the priests of Holy Cross to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This Friday, June 7, the Church and the Congregation celebrate the great Feast of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Zurcher helps us unlock what this feast means to Holy Cross priests and seminarians. Read More


Christ, Be Our Light

Author: Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C.

Posted In: Seminary Life and Spirituality

Easter Vigil

"It seems that whenever the Church and Holy Cross decide to commemorate or celebrate a special occasion, light and darkness play prominent roles in the flow of prayer and liturgy," writes Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau Seminary. "This progression of darkness into light is not just a theatrical trick; it is a symbol that points to our own salvation history, when the human race was plunged into darkness and Christ Himself came to raise us out of it." Read More


Joseph, the Adoptive-Father Saint

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

Posted In: Patrons and Spirituality

St Joseph

“The Brothers of Holy Cross (originally the Brothers of St. Joseph) were for us during formation the clearest earthly example of the humble but effective adoptive-father saint,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., in reflecting on St. Joseph, the Patron of the Holy Cross Brothers. “They taught us how to work hard, not to take ourselves too seriously, and not to pretend to know it all. ... In effect, they became for many of us our adoptive fathers in religious life.” Read More


Our Lady of Sorrows

Author: Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, Homilies and Reflections, and Spirituality

Our Lady of Sorrows

This Saturday, September 15, Holy Cross celebrates its Patroness, Our Lady of Sorrows. Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C., helps us prepare for the feast by sharing how Mary reveals to us the what and the how of religious life. Read More


Bringing Hope in the Mountains

Author: Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C.

Posted In: Seminary Life and Spirituality

Smoke from Wildfires behind Novitiate

“The eight days we were evacuated from the Waldo Canyon Wildfire could have easily derailed our common prayer, our community life and our ministry. Those eight days, however, turned out to be the one of the most powerful experiences of the entire year for us,” writes Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C., about his class’ evacuation from the Holy Cross Novitiate in Colorado. “During that time, I realized that all of us were acting as ‘men with hope to bring’ in a very real way and thus living the Constitutions to their fullest extent.” Read More


Side-by-Side with Holy Cross

Author: Mr. Andrew Polaniecki

Posted In: Community and Spirituality

Cross and Anchor

“I basically see as my vocation to be using my gifts and talents to work with the Congregation of Holy Cross and support its mission of educating minds and hearts,” said Mr. Andrew Polaniecki. “Basil Moreau saw people discovering faith through the person of Christ, and specifically through the person of Christ that is modeled in individuals. In other words, faith for Moreau can’t grow in a vacuum or because of some well-articulated, rational theological argument. But, rather, faith grows when one encounters Christ within individuals that are role models.” Read More


The Living Water Flowing from His Pierced Heart

Author: Fr. Charlie Kohlerman, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, Homilies and Reflections, and Spirituality

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

“The Sacred Heart of Jesus gives us clear human insights into the love of God,” writes Fr. Charlie Kohlerman, C.S.C., on this Friday’s feast of the patron of the priest of Holy Cross. “It is only in that unlocking of His love for us and our love for Him, embedded within us, that we can truly function as His priests, sharing a love that is purifying, a love that leads to an intimate knowledge that truly identifies us as His and allows us to become His consecrated messengers to the women and men to whom we are privileged to minister.” Read More


New Directory of Devotional Prayers Published

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Community, Congregation, Publications, and Spirituality

Directory of Devotional Prayer

One of the first gifts Blessed Moreau gave to his young religious community was the Directory, a book of common and personal prayers to assist in their living of the religious life. In recent weeks, Holy Cross religious have begun receiving the new Directory of Devotional Prayer commissioned by Fr. Hugh Cleary, C.S.C., who served as Superior General of the Congregation from 1998-2010. With over 200 pages of prayers and devotions, this new Directory serves the same purpose as the first: uniting the members of Holy Cross with God and with each other.

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