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Death, Where is your Victory?

Posted by Rev. Mr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C. on

There I was. In the middle of this cemetery in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico. I was in the middle of my pastoral year at our parish in Monterrey, Mexico on this very date of All Souls Day, el Día de los Muertos. I was asked to help with the parish mass in the local cemetery and so...

At the Threshold of Heaven

Posted by Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C. on

Those of you who have visited Moreau Seminary already, set on the northern shore of St. Joseph’s Lake across from the Golden Dome, don’t need me to tell you that the Sacred Heart Chapel is one of the best-kept secrets on this campus. The entire wall behind the sanctuary is made of a...

A Shepherd Needs a Flock

Posted by Mr. Cathal Kelleher, C.S.C. on

Some of my earliest declarations about becoming a priest came as a young twelve year old altar server. In response, my mother and grandmother brought me on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in the south of France. I have always been grateful to them for the opportunity to begin my...

The Power and Presence of the Saints

Posted by Mr. Bryan Williams, C.S.C. on

“Alright. You’ve got the Rosary this Friday,” he told me right before we hung up. Lance is a man who I met over the summer a few years ago and keep up with from time to time. He has a strong devotion to the rosary and will often make sure to tell me that he is praying for me at...

Gazing on Our Savior

Posted by Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C. on

Any priest who has ever presided at Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament can probably relate to what I’m about to say. Every Saturday morning, the parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church gather for Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions.  At the...

Crying with Our Mother

Posted by Mr. Tom Bodart, C.S.C. on

When do you cry?  I realize this is a risky move, to write a blog post about crying, addressed to guys discerning life with a community of guys. Guys don’t cry. Or at least that’s what many of us learn as we grow from children to teens to men. Yet, as I walk alongside my...

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