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Building Community, French style

Posted by Mr. Joe Krivos on

"Regardless of who wins the 'best soiree' award," writes Old Collegian Joe Krivos after the epic Les Misérables soiree, "Thursday evenings are the time that the Holy Cross Seminary Community has to come together, to forget about the rigors of our academics for a short while, and just...

Coming Home to the Novitiate

Posted by Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. on

"One of the best years of my life was spent at our Holy Cross Novitiate in the mountains of Cascade, Colorado," writes Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. "Often, I wish I had another day to spend there! And when I reached Lake Saaka [where the Holy Cross Novitiate in East Africa is located], I felt like I...

Educating Generations in Faith

Posted by Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C. on

"While we strive to teach our parish children the fundamentals of their Christian faith and Catholic religion so that they understand what they are participating in at Church," writes Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, the pastor of Holy Cross Parish in South Easton, Mass., "our most important task is to...

Year of the Brother Begins

Posted by Br. Thomas Guimenta, C.S.C. on

On October 17, 2011, the one year anniversary of the canonization of St. André Bessette, Holy Cross inaugurates the Year of the Brother as a year of thanksgiving, celebration, and prayer. Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., kicks off the year for us, reflecting on his 43-year journey as a Holy...

Tough and Friendly In Persona Christi

Posted by Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. on

"Father, I hear you're a real hard guy in the classroom. Now, when you're in the dorms or just around campus, everybody says there isn't a nicer, friendlier, priest at UP." Regardless of the reputation's validity, I began to reflect that maybe this combination of toughness in public settings and...

The Miracle Continues on

Posted by Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. on

This month over two million Peruvians, including parishioners from our Holy Cross parish, will take to the streets in Lima to march in procession with their beloved Señor de los Milagros. As Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., shares in his monthly post, "The simple lesson of this tremendous...

Confession on the Quad

Posted by Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C. on

"Father, can you hear my confession?" Fr. Andrew writes that although all priests are accustomed to hearing those words, "they are not the words I usually expect to hear shouted at me from across the quad. And yet that is just what happened to me this past football Saturday at Notre Dame."

Drawn by a love for Sacred Scripture

Posted by Fr. Brent Kruger, C.S.C. on

"During my studies in the seminary," recounts Fr. Brent Kruger, C.S.C., "I had had a professor who opened the Scriptures for me in a way that I had never experienced before. My mind and heart were fired by the possibilities of being able to study the Bible." Now, working on his dissertation on...

St. Francis and Homeless Pets

Posted by Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C. on

On the eve of the Feast of St. Francis, Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., the director of André House, shares about two homeless people and their puppies, Dusty and Boots. Along the way, he causes us to examine our consciences regarding what we see and value in our lives.

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