In this video special feature, we will introduce six men who professed their final vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross in September, 2014.
Fans of "U2" will recognize these words as the title of a song proclaiming the great desire that drives each individual person toward something extraordinary.
I was moved beyond words to see these two men, as well as their other four classmates who have become brothers to me as well, lay prostrate in the Basilica in prayer.
I can't believe that we are already a month into the school year here at Stonehill College. There's been a lot packed into that month. This year in particular has been fun, because of the presence of our new deacon, Rev. Mr. Tim Mouton, CSC. His energy and zeal has added so much energy to the...
I could truly feel the presence of Christ at each of the events that took place over the course of Final Vows weekend. This presence, most especially, was made manifest in the commitment, faith, hope, zeal, and love that my six brothers in Holy Cross displayed as they became ordained ministers...
Education in the faith is very important here in the parish because the majority of the people here cannot afford Catholic schools. Consequently, many people do not receive a Catholic education, and these classes at the parish are the only exposure they have to the tenets of the faith
The true transformative power of our parochial schools is not what is found in the classroom curriculum, though that is certainly important, but what we are able to teach about the Christian life through the example and life of our faculty, staff, and entire parish community.
I think for all of us who take vows, the commitment never loses a sense of the unknown... However, it comforts me to know that I will not be alone in walking the path.
The Most Rev. Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, and our local Ordinary, presided over the Mass of Diaconate Ordination at Moreau Seminary for our six new Holy Cross deacons. Read his inspiring homily here.
The Very Reverend Richard Warner, C.S.C., twelfth Superior General of the Congregration of Holy Cross, presided over and preached for the Mass of Perpetual Profession of Vows for our six Holy Cross seminarians who said "forever" today. His homily is shared here.