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You are Smart. You are Kind. You are Important.

Posted by Marisa Perino on | Mission Edition

“Oli munto murungi.” You are kind. “Oli munto mugezi.” You are smart. “Oli munto womugaso.” You are important. You may recognize this quote from the movie, The Help. You may be unfamiliar, however, with the language it is in, Rutooro. Rutooro is the...



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...

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