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Forming the Future in Mexico

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Deacon Matt Kuczora, C.S.C., continues our week of exploring our missionary work in México by introducing us to our formation program in the country, which so far has formed three indigenous Mexican priests with more in the pipeline. Fresh off his Final Vows and Diaconate Ordination here...

Holy Cross in Mexico

Posted by Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C. on

This week our blog posts will focus on our mission work in México. In order to understand our ministry there today, we first need to look back to the beginning of our presence in México. In today's post, Fr. Pete Logsdon, C.S.C., who served in our mission there for over two...

Hosting Mass in the Log Chapel

Posted by Mr. Charlie Skinner on

"As men in formation, Old Collegians certainly spend time praying in community and in solitude. But the Log Chapel Mass serves as a great opportunity for us to pray with the Church – with our friends and peers outside of the community," writes Mr. Charlie Skinner, a first year Old...

Fellowship and Meal

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

"Two words you may have noticed repeated throughout this blog are 'fellowship' and 'meal,'" writes Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C. "It's not surprising that the two are paired together so often. In a sense, isn't that what Eucharist is all about? As parish priests, we strive to strengthen the sense...

Our Lenten Journey

Posted by Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. on

"Somehow, I imagine that Lent will be a bit different here," writes Seminarian Mark DeMott, C.S.C., from Holy Cross Lake View Secondary School in Uganda. "For the people of Uganda, meals are generally very simple – and almost always meatless. At school, we eat posho, (imagine day-old Cream...

Show andTell

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

"Every year, the Villa Maria Hall retreat begins with a game called, 'What's in the Bag?' writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C., from the University of Portland where he teaches mathematics and lives in residence at Villa Maria Hall. "We begin our men's hall retreat, their first 'adult' retreat, with...

Zeal: Energy with a Mission

Posted by Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. on

"It was much more than youthful energy let loose on a project that I saw in these young missionaries. It was really zeal, simply defined as great energy or enthusiasm for a cause or objective," writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., about Summer Mission 2012 in our Holy Cross parish in Peru. "Blessed...

A taste of "no place to lay my head"

Posted by Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C. on

"This experience gave me new awareness and sensitivity to the inner turmoil of not having a consistent place to lay one's head," writes Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., the Director of André House, about having spent four nights moving from place to place. "Our homeless guests experience this...

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