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Posted by Mr. Cameron Cortens, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

During my novitiate year in the Congregation of Holy Cross, I had the opportunity to take my first ever 8-day silent retreat. Its purpose was to help us prepare our souls for the momentous step of asking the congregation to receive our vows of poverty, consecrated celibacy, and obedience. It was...

Feeling Full

Posted by Mr. Andrew Fritz, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

We began Thanksgiving Day the way that we do most days here at Moreau Seminary: with prayer. We give you thanks, for all your benefits Almighty God, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen. Thanksgiving is the time that a lot of families come together. If your family is anything like mine...

A Habit of Proclamation

Posted by Mr. David Slonkosky, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

The other day I had a conversation with a theology classmate who just recently was received into the Catholic Church. He had seen at the previous Notre Dame Football game that the brothers and seminarians from Moreau Seminary were taking shifts at the Grotto to greet visitors, answer questions...

A Simple Smile Can Make a Big Difference

Posted by Br. Jony Gregory, C.S.C. on | Mission Edition

Last year, I took two summer courses at the University of Notre Dame under ACE, ENL (English as New Language). At the ACE closing celebration night, I overheard three of my classmates talking about their upcoming two-year teaching plans at St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile. St...

Humbled by Openness

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The first reflection in September’s Magnificat was about an actor, Sir Alec Guinness, who was a convert to Catholicism after playing a priest in a movie in the 1950s. After filming one day, he was walking down the street still clad as a priest when “a local child mistook him for a...

Verso l'Alto

Posted by Br. James Henke, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

I love rock climbing. Indoors is great; outdoors is better; but even the hallways in Moreau Seminary suffice. I wish I could describe the look I get from many people when I tell them about my passion for climbing. Many have a hard time seeing climbing as an enjoyable, healthy activity, and they...

Bread for the World

Posted by Mr. Robert Lisowski, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

What does it mean to be hungry? We have all felt it, but in some ways it is difficult to describe or put into words. There is a tension in hunger, an uneasiness. For those in our world who experience daily hunger, there is pain and anguish. Our experience tells us however that hunger comes in...

Dividends Beyond Measure

Posted by MaryAnne Cappelleri, MA on | Mission Edition

Transformation. Learning about the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross has transformed my life. Blessed Moreau’s vision of unity for his institutions and orders transitions well into my current work at Stonehill College. As a lay collaborator in the work of the mission, I see it as...

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