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Formed to Serve God's People

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

"Truth be known, Fr. Tom hated being a novice master. He was away from the people he cared dearly about, the people of the various parishes he had served," writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C. "I must say, he never resented having to form us novices. I know he cared for us too, but he had been formed...

The Lord's Supper

Posted by Mr. Brogan Ryan on

"Do you always eat like this?" A guest of a fellow seminarian asked this question last week as we sat down for dinner. It was his first time visiting Moreau Seminary and he was surprised at the way in which we were eating—that is, together.

The Year of Faith and Mary

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

"You may be aware that the Synod and the Year of Faith are both coordinated with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Second Vatican Council," writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary International. "You may not be so aware that promotion of Marian devotion is one of the...

House Recreation and Community Life

Posted by Mr. Charlie Skinner on

Charlie Skinner writes about community recreation nights in Old College: "I develop a deeper appreciation for the Old College community that I am blessed to be a part of. As the Constitutions suggest, community enriches our faith life, encourages us to share our gifts, and provides us with the...

Nothing Better than Sunday Mornings

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

"After 17 years of being a priest, Sunday mornings still never get old for me," writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. "One of the most valuable things that I learned from Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., my first pastor, was the importance of being present before and after the weekend Masses to greet and...

Serving the Poor and Afflicted

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

"One of the most memorable homilies I ever heard was one line: 'If you ignore the poor, you will probably go to hell,'" writes Mr. Matt Hovde, C.S.C., reflection on his ministry placement this year. "Are we supposed to drop everything – our jobs, our responsibilities, our academics, our...

A Brother and a Protector

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

"Our Holy Cross brothers live under the patronage of St. Joseph, husband and father in the Holy Family," writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. "Throughout the nativity stories, when Mary and Jesus are most vulnerable, St. Joseph protects them. When my vocation was at its most vulnerable, this Holy...