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The Comfort of a Jesus who Weeps

Posted by Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C. on

"An emergency, in the midst of a typical Saturday, I had an emergency. After a wedding, I had time to check my voice mail at the office and found it filled with messages from a nurse at a nearby hospital," writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C. "A mother was giving birth to a baby who was expected to...

Lessons from Studying Abroad

Posted by Mr. Vincent Nguyen on

"I spent the last semester in London on a study abroad experience," writes Mr. Vincent Nguyen, a junior at Old College. "This study abroad experience, however, was a little different from what other Notre Dame students experience while studying in London, because I stayed at the seminary for the...

Called to Holiness

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

"At New Year's I simply wanted to grow in holiness this year. Then I found myself confounded as I simply asked, once again, "How can I do that?" writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. "Of course, we all should know the standard answers, but really, how do they get in under the skin in a real, penetrating...

Moreau's Vision: A Family Education

Posted by Fr. James King, C.S.C. on

As one studies Moreau's spirituality, it becomes apparent that it is focused upon the most basic gospel demands: to be an apostle, to pick up one's cross daily, and to conform one's self wholly to the person of Jesus Christ, writes Fr. Jim King, C.S.C., as we mark Blessed Basil Moreau's...

Ordaining a Son of the Parish

Posted by Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. on

"Not many parishes ever get to have the ordination of one of their parish 'sons' actually take place in their own church," writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. "It was a great blessing for Nuestra Madre de La Luz Parish here in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, México to be able to witness and celebrate...

A Busy Vacation as a Priest

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

"One year during seminary, just before we all were leaving for holiday, our rector reminded us, 'You all have worked hard this semester. You've earned a vacation from your classes. But remember, you never take a vacation from being a religious,'" writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. "In...