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Advent: The day is ever nearer

Posted by Fr. Bill Wack, C.S.C. on

Today marks the beginning of the beautiful season of Advent and also a new liturgical year. To help us enter this season well, we are sharing a reflection on today's Scripture readings, taken from the book The Gift of Hope: Advent and Christmas Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition. It was...

The Real OC: The family that eats together

Posted by Mr. John Whittaker on

Thanksgiving, perhaps more than any time of the year, is when our minds (and stomachs) turn to thoughts of meals. In our latest post giving us a glimpse into life in Old College, our undergraduate seminary, John Whittaker, shares about their tradition of Sunday meals, including a special one...

It all adds UP: The Middle Man

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

One of my best friends and mentors in Holy Cross once told me that what attracted him most to our congregation was the variety of our ministries. "I knew I'd be less likely to get bored or slip into an unhealthy rut," he said with his usual matter-of-fact wisdom. Now I'm not a person for whom...

Into Africa: "X" Marks the Spot

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

Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., sent his latest post about his missionary adventures in East Africa. Today's is a real adventure as he shares about the trials - and the graces - of the government's forced demolition of our seminary in Kenya. Please keep him and our seminary community in your prayers.

C.S.C. Profile: An Unsheltered Heart

Posted by Fr. Ron Raab, C.S.C. on

As educators in the faith, we in Holy Cross certainly live out that charism in the classroom, but as Fr. Ron Raab, C.S.C., shows in his new book The Unsheltered Heart: An Advent At-Home Retreat, much of our education in the faith occurs outside the comfortable confines of classroom walls.

Ivy League Catholic: Hospitality Soup

Posted by Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C. on

With this second Friday comes our regular post from Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C., who is working in Campus Ministry at Yale University. Today he shares with us about the Wednesday soup kitchen at Yale started by a Holy Cross priest 27 years ago. It is chicken soup for the soul not to miss …

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