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It All Adds UP: A 30-Foot Gorilla

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

Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C., was ordained to the priesthood April 18, 2009, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. While the oils were still drying on his hands, he was sent to the University of Portland to teach in the math department (as he has a PhD in math from Notre Dame) and to be a priest in...

Into Africa: Coming out of Left Field

Posted by Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C. on

After ten years working at Moreau Seminary, Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., answered the call in June to become rector of the Holy Cross Formation House in Nairobi, Kenya. In this series, "Into Africa," Fr. Pat will chronicle his missionary adventures with Holy Cross in East Africa. In this first...

Gone Camping -- Part IV

Posted by Mr. Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C. on

Deer Porte, the annual seminarian camp, came to end earlier this morning as the seminarians packed up and headed back to Notre Dame for final preparations for the academica year. Credit for the successful camp this year really goes to Matt Kuczora, the third-year seminarian who served as the...

Gone Camping -- Part III

Posted by Holy Cross Vocations US Province on

One of our Old Collegians continues our reporting from the annual seminarian camp: Deer Porte has been going really well and has been an excellent way to transition into the school year. Rather than jumping from home right into school, camp has allowed us to get back into the rhythm of community...

Gone Camping -- Part II

Posted by Holy Cross Vocations US Province on

With the beginning of the camp, I realized that I had missed my brothers in the seminary more than I had thought. It has been great to see everyone again and finally catch up on the various activities everyone participated in over the summer. It has also been great to welcome the new guys into...

Gone Camping -- Part I

Posted by Holy Cross Vocations US Province on

Today the 49 seminarians from Old College and Moreau Seminary along with their formation staffs left Notre Dame for their annual camp to begin the new year of formation. In Holy Cross, the tradition of starting the new seminary year with a camp dates back to 1905 when the seminarians spent two...

Habemus Papam! (UNDATED)

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

"As the white smoke started billowing out of the chimney and the bells began to ring out across Rome, people immediately started flooding into the St. Peter's Square from all over," writes Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., from St. Peter's Square. "They streamed through the Bernini columns so that...