Moreau Postulants

Moreau Postulants


Men in Formation

    Ricky Bevington, 27

    Hometown: Delmont, Pennsylvania
    Summer ministry/job: Campus Minister for Retreats at Stonehill College
    What college did you attend: University of Notre Dame; Harvard Graduate School of Education
    What was your major: Liberal Studies; Education
    Patron Saint: Blsd. John Henry Newman
    Top movies: Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian, Amazing Grace
    Top books: The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen; The Plague by Albert Camus
    Top musicians in your playlist: Macklemore, Trevor Thomson, Bob Hurd, and Imagine Dragons
    Most memorable liturgy you have attended: Wednesday Morning Mass with the guests at Andre House in Phoenix, AZ — such a reminder of how deeply we all need the healing gifted through the sacraments.
    Hobbies: Talking to people about life, writing, playing four square, and making pancakes
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: Stonehill College Shovel Museum
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The witness of the Holy Cross men at Stonehill College, the good work of providing a holistic education rooted in the hope of the Cross, and God continually putting Holy Cross in my path.
    What are your favorite passages from Scripture: "But this I will call to mind; and there I will hope: The Lord's acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; They are renewed each morning - great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-24


    Matthew Gambetta, 22

    Hometown: Parsippany, New Jersey
    Summer ministry/job: Math Clinic Tutor, Delbarton School
    What college did you attend: University of Notre Dame
    What was your major: IT Management and Theology
    Patron Saint: St. Jude, St. Matthew
    Top movies: The Godfather Parts I and II
    Top books: Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen, The Brothers Karamazov
    Top musicians in your playlist: The Sixteen, Frederic Chopin, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Nolan Patton
    Most memorable event you've attended: All Souls' Day at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, where they sang Mozart's Requiem during the Mass
    Hobbies: Reading, drawing, cooking
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: The Holy Land, The Vatican
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The zeal of the priests that I have met in my time at Notre Dame, and the focus on the education of the whole person to prepare citizens of the world and for heaven.
    What are your favorite passages from Scripture: "Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire." St. Catherine of Siena


    Noah Junge, 22

    Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
    What college did you attend: University of Notre Dame
    What was your major: Civil Engineering
    Patron Saint: St. Maximilian Kolbe
    Top movies: Silence, Lady Bird
    Top books: Pensées
    Top musicians in your playlist: Jim Croce, John Denver, Johnny Cash
    Most memorable liturgy you have attended: Final Vows this past year for the men in the Congregation of Holy Cross. Hearing them profess forever the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience was stunning exciting and most especially beautiful.
    Hobbies: Running, writing, being outdoors
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: Japan
    What drew you to Holy Cross? Witnessing the Holy Cross religious on campus a Notre Dame live out their vocations so beautifully and realizing that they had come to find who God had created them to be in Holy Cross.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36-38


    Bobby McFadden, 32

    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    What college did you attend: University of Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
    What was your major: Classics and Theology
    Patron Saint: Saint Augustine and Blessed John Henry Newman
    Top movies: Cassablanca, Shadowlands, Restless Heart, Jason Bourne
    Top books: Confessions by St. Augustine, Loss and Gain by John Henry Newman, Flannery O'Connor, The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe
    Top musicians in your playlist: Classical and Country Music
    Most memorable liturgy you have attended: Easter Vigil Mass in the Basilica at Notre Dame. It was my first Vigil Mass!
    Hobbies: Reading, walking outside, running, hanging out with friends, sports, taking photographs
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: The Holy Land, Ireland, Belgium
    What drew you to Holy Cross? "The vision of Blessed Moreau of bringing the hope of the Cross to the world.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you." John 15:12-14


    Aaron Morris, 28

    Hometown: Ashland, Oregon
    Summer ministry/job: Engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
    What college do you attend? University of Portland
    What is your major? Mechanical Engineering
    Patron Saint: St. Jude
    Top movies: Shawshank Redemption, The Scarlet in Black, Tommy Boy
    Top books: The Lord of the Rings
    Top musicians in your playlist: Dispatch, Avett Brothers, Audioslave, CCR, Led Zeppelin
    Most memorable large gathering you've attended: Mass at St. James Cathedral after trekking the Camino in 2015.
    Hobbies: Backpacking, snorkeling, sailing, brewing beer, cross country skiing
    The place in the world you most want to visit: Summit of Mount Chimborazo. I've been close, but not close enough.
    What drew you to Holy Cross? In the Holy Cross I see a vibrant community of priests and brothers with a passion for their ministries. Also, I love the charge of educating minds and hearts.
    What is your favorite quote from a Saint? “Were it not for the constant presence of our divine Master in our humble chapel, I would not have found it possible to persevere in sharing the lot of the lepers in Molokai... The Eucharist is the bread that gives us strength... It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us. He gives Himself every day so that our hearts as burning coals may set afire the hearts of the faithful." St. Damien


    David Murray, 27

    Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois
    Summer ministry/job: High School Science Teacher at Memphis Catholic High School
    What college do you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Science Pre-Professional Studies
    Patron Saint: St. Augustine 
    Top movies: Shawshank Redemption, Rudy, Remember the Titans
    Top books: Anything by C.S. Lewis
    Most memorable liturgy you have attended: The Mass of Remembrance for Declan Sullivan in 2010 that was celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This happenedthe day after he passed away (I worked with him) and best exemplified what it means to be a member of the Notre Dame community. The second Mass I remember vividly was the Mass that was celebrated in the Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was during my first discernment retreat.
    Hobbies: Reading, playing piano, watching and playing sports, cards
    The place in the world you most want to visit: The Holy Land
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The emphasis on community and education.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? “Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10


    Hunter Ostapowicz, 21

    Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
    What college do you attend? Holy Cross College
    What is your major? Theology and Philosophy
    Patron Saint: St. Adalbert, St. Leo the Great, St. John Paul II
    Top movies: Tim Burton and Wes Anderson movies
    Top musicians in your playlist: Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams
    Most memorable liturgy you have attended: Feast Day of Basil Moreau in Le Mans, France
    Hobbies: Singing, listening to music, exploring, visiting churches, relaxing
    The place in the world you’d most like to visit: China, India
    What drew you to Holy Cross: I love the community life of the Congregation. There is a deep sense of brotherhood shared by many Holy Cross religious that shows in their pastoral ministry to the Church. They are men that lead by example and live as Christ calls them to. Holy Cross religious also understand their call to be 'Teachers of the Faith,' and they bring Christ's teachings into schools, parishes, and other countries.
    What is your favorite quote? "Christ calls you, the Church needs you, the world awaits you."


    Alexander White, 24

    Hometown: Fayetteville, West Virginia
    Summer ministry/job: Notre Dame Echo Program
    What college do you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Theology and Italian Studies
    Patron Saint: St. John Bosco
    Top movies: The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption
    Top books: Island of the World, A Severe Mercy
    Top musicians in your playlist: Mumford and Sons, The Oh Hellos
    The most memorable liturgy you have attended: Byzantine "Funeral of Christ" that takes place on Good Friday. The veneration of the icons, thornless roses, and obvious devotion were all beautiful.
    Hobbies: Improv comedy, playing the piano, ultimate frisbee
    The place in the world you’d most like to visit: New Zealand & The Holy Land
    What drew you to Holy Cross: Some of the men who were Holy Cross priests were also men in whose lives I saw the most joy. The fraternity amongst them and their authenticity were what I most appreciated, and I thought that I would love my life if I could live it as they have.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, He emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross." Philippians 2:5-11


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