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The Holy Cross Difference

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

"People sometimes ask us what's the difference between a C.S.C. or a Dominican or a monk or others priests, and why there are so many different kinds. I've given a lot of different answers," preached Fr. Jim King, C.S.C., in his homily marking the end of Holy Cross week at Notre Dame. "But I'm...

Unannounced, yet welcomed

Posted by Holy Cross Vocations US Province on

"It wasn't until I returned home and told my mom about arriving at the Novitiate unannounced, receiving the kind of welcome reserved for old friends, that I truly appreciated how much Holy Cross values community. And how much being surrounded by that community at Notre Dame and in Fort Portal...

Attending to the Sick

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

"Visiting the sick is one of the seven corporal works of mercy. It is also one of the most fulfilling aspects of the ministry of a parish priest, and one of the most appreciated by his parishioners," writes Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C. "One of the lessons I learned early in my priesthood was the...

Go to Joseph

Posted by Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C. on

"There are three particular traits of St. Joseph that have served me well as I have moved from assignment to assignment, and that continue to serve me in a way that a patron and model should be understood," writes Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., on this Feast of St. Joseph. "First, he was a...

Being Formed into Christ's Shepherds

Posted by Mr. David Halm, C.S.C. on

"The Congregation of Holy Cross makes initial formation a top priority and central to this period are regular 'formation nights' in which Old Collegians, candidates and temporarily professed religious meet together with their respective staffs to discuss a set topic," writes Mr. David Halm...

Seek out the lost sheep

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

"During my first three years at the University of Portland, I have appreciated it as a tremendous center of human talent, creativity and excellence" says Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. "But as a priest these great blessings also embody a kind of temptation to neglect a major part of my vocation. For...

To put out into the deep studying

Posted by Fr. Aaron Michka, C.S.C. on

"Some years back when I was in Old College Undergraduate Seminary, our director, Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., … talked about the saints swimming deeply in the divine mysteries, beckoning those of us still waiting on the shore to come in and wet our feet," writes Fr. Aaron Michka, C.S.C...

God the Father's Emotions

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

"Right now one of our guests living at our transitional house is experiencing extreme anguish. Last week his pregnant girlfriend went into the doctor to have tests done to find out the sex of their baby. Hours later she was in a car accident, and died during the night," writes Fr. Eric Schimmel...

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