Moreau Postulants

Moreau Postulants


Men in Formation

    Keenan Bross, 21

    Hometown: Flint Hill, Missouri
    Summer ministry/job placement: Studies with Holy Cross in Santiago, Chile
    What college do you/did you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Physics and Philosophy
    Patron Saint: St. George
    Top movies: Interstellar & Arrival
    Top books: 1984 by George Orwell, The Name of the Wind
    Top musicians in your playlist: Twenty One Pilots, Bleachers
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you have attended: Holy Cross Diaconate Ordinations in Dandora, Kenya, May 2018. The astounding joy and celebration of the communities united there was remarkable.
    Hobbies: Playing basketball, volleyball, hiking & biking
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: Kolkota, India
    Favorite way to pray: Chaplet of Divine Mercy
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The love we share as family.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly." John 10:10


    Devin Dettman, 21


    Hometown: Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Summer ministry/job placement: Summer staff at Gasper River Youth Camp and Retreat Center
    What college do you/did you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Philosophy and Theology
    Patron Saint: St. James the Greater
    Top movies: Lady Bird, Calvary, Interstellar, Mad Max: Fury Road, Princess Bride
    Top books: Lord of the Rings, Orthodoxy, The Sound and the Fury, The Brothers Karamazov
    Top musicians in your playlist: Taylor Swift, Julien Baker, Matt Maher, The Oh Hellos, Twenty One Pilots, the 1975, Logic, NF, My Chemical Romance
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you've attended: Adoration with 20,000 other young people at NCYC.
    Hobbies: Writing, reading, board games, going to concerts and movies, making spotify playlists
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: Spain
    Favorite way to pray: Silent meditation
    What drew you to Holy Cross? Lots of things, but especially the community life.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "Nathan answered the king, “Whatever is in your heart, go and do, for the LORD is with you.” 2 Samuel 7:3


    T.J. Groden, 24

    Hometown: Glenview, Illinois
    Summer ministry/job placement: History teacher at Cristo Rey High School Sacramento
    What college do you/did you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Finance and Medieval Studies
    Patron Saint: St. Martin of Tours
    Top movies: Star Wars, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight
    Top books: Good Omens, The Name of the Wind, anything by Neil Gaiman, David Eddings, or C.S. Lewis
    Top musicians in your playlist: The Killers, Foster the People
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you've attended: Mass said last summer by Bishop Frank Caggiano for the ACE community.
    Hobbies: College football, politics, running, being outdoors, food and drink
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: Australia
    Favorite way to pray: The Suscipe of St. Ignatius
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The variety of ministries, diversity of personalities, commitment to the Gospel, and emphasis on hospitality.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths. But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy 4:1-5


    Christopher Mulholland, 21

    Hometown: Atchison, Kansas
    What college do you/did you attend? University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Electrical Engineering
    Patron Saint: St. Maximilian Kolbe
    Top movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Top books: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Hard Times by Charles Dickens, The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
    Top musicians in your playlist: John Maher, James Taylor, The Eagles
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you've attended: Mass in the woods of North Georgia on a retreat in eighth grade. It was so beautiful to be celebrating the liturgy right where we were, in the middle of a hike, the sacrifice of the Mass taking place on a fallen tree trunk.
    Hobbies: Bass guitar, hammocking, electronics projects
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: The southern coast of Italy
    Favorite way to pray: Singing
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The virtue of Hope and the example of living the gospel I saw in the Holy Cross priests and brothers on Notre Dame's campus.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:4-7


    Johnny Ryan, 22

    Hometown: Billerica, Massachusetts
    What College do you/did you attend: University of Notre Dame
    What is your major? Theology and philosophy
    Patron Saint: St. Sebastian
    Top movies: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible, The Princess Bride
    Top books: Ranger's Apprentice, Charles Peguy's The Portal of the Mystery of Hope, Spiritual Exercises of Blessed Basil Moreau
    Top musicians in your playlist: Coldplay, U2, Kodaline
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you have attended: Mass "early in the morning on the first day of the week" in the Empty Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: the altar the priest used for the consecration was the stone that sealed Jesus' tomb.
    Hobbies: Baseball, football, playing guitar and piano, and hanging out with friends and family
    Place in the world you’d most like to visit: Shrine of St. John Vianney, Ars-sur-Formans, France
    Favorite way to pray: Writing meditations on Gospel passages
    What drew you to Holy Cross? My friendships with the amazing priests and seminarians my first two years at Notre Dame; Lucernarium; the Constitutions: "Men with hope to bring," and "A great band of men;" Ave Crux, Spes Unica.
    What is your favorite quote? “The Cross is worth its weight in gold.” Blsd. Basil Moreau


    Tyler Tangen, 22

    Hometown: Bonney Lake, Washington
    What college do you/did you attend? University of Portland
    What is your major? Theology with a Philosophy Minor
    Patron Saint: Madonna del Ghisallo
    Top movies: The Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar
    Top musicians in your playlist: Childish Gambino, Hans Zimmer, Mumford and Sons, and a wide array of other artists.
    Most memorable prayer or liturgy you've attended: Being and acolyte the past couple of years for the University of Portland's Easter Vigil liturgy has been a really beautiful experience. Being involved in an amazing liturgy that welcomes new members into the very same faith community that has done so much to form my faith is incredibly impactful to witness, and brings a lot of hope to me in regards to the future of the Church.
    Hobbies: Running, weightlifting, reading, watching tv, listening to music, and doing anything outside!
    The place in the world you'd most like to visit: New Zealand
    Favorite way to pray: The Office of Readings or meditating with some prayerful music.
    What drew you to Holy Cross? The deep sense of community and unity that spreads across the world and doesn't hesitate to welcome everyone.
    What is your favorite quote from Scripture? "They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint." Isaiah 40:31

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