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Serving in a Time of Pandemic - Part III

Posted by Fr. Brogan Ryan, C.S.C. on

And, as in every work of our mission, we find that we ourselves stand to learn much from those whom we are called to teach. (Constitution 2:16) One of the things that we as Holy Cross religious hang our hat on is our sense of hospitality. We take great pride in being able to welcome and...

Serving in a Time of Pandemic - Part II

Posted by Fr. Brogan Ryan, C.S.C. on

Our mission is the Lord’s and so is the strength for it. We turn to Him in prayer that He will clasp us more firmly to Himself and use our hands and wits to do the work that only He can do. Then our work itself becomes a prayer: a service that speaks to the Lord who works through us...

Serving in a Time of Pandemic - Part I

Posted by Fr. Brogan Ryan, C.S.C. on

During the pandemic André House in Phoenix, Ariz., continues to minister poor and homeless in the area. Because of concern for their volunteers, they are only operating with a core community of holy cross religious. Even though they have had to cut down on some of the services they...

A Typical Day in Bangladesh

Posted by Mr. Parker Revers on

I participated in the Center for Social Concern’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) after my freshman year with the Holy Cross Mission in rural Bangladesh. HCM serves 4 parishes across the Bangladesh’s tribal diocese as well as several academic institutions...

Isn't That a Wonderful Thing?

Posted on | Mission Edition

During my time at Notre Dame, I have visited the Ugandan village of Kyarusozi three times on research grants and through Notre Dame programs.  After spending so much time in this village, I felt I knew the community intimately and was essentially an “honorary Ugandan.” ...

They Say They Want to Live in America

Posted by Meghan Guilfoile on | Mission Edition

This past summer, I participated in the Center for Social Concern’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) to teach mathematics and Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) at a Holy Cross Secondary School. For the past two years, this school, St. Joseph’s...

Learning in Every Work of Our Mission

Posted by Rev. Bryan A. Williams, C.S.C. on | Mission Edition

Each summer during my time preparing to become a Holy Cross religious, each person in formation would visit an apostolate to live and work with the priests and brothers currently there. During these summers, some of us would lead bible studies in parishes in Portland, Ore., or Austin, Texas, or...

Truly Joyful

Posted by Mr. Benjamin Wainscott on | Mission Edition

It was the third time we had ventured out of our cozy compound in Srimangal and we were still getting our feet underneath us. With a couple of days of teaching under our belt, we were ecstatic to venture out to new destinations outside of our familiar Parish grounds. Our plan was first to visit...

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