Spes Unica Blog

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Christ, Be Our Light

Posted by Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C. on

"It seems that whenever the Church and Holy Cross decide to commemorate or celebrate a special occasion, light and darkness play prominent roles in the flow of prayer and liturgy," writes Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C., a temporarily professed seminarian at Moreau Seminary. "This progression of...

Beckoning Us to Fall in Step with Them

Posted by Mr. Paul Fortin on

"What made the Ordinations last week particularly interesting to me was that now-Fr. Jarrod Waugh, C.S.C., was the assistant formator for Old College last year. This was the first time that someone I know well was ordained," writes Mr. Paul Fortin, who is in his second year at Old College. "To...

A Human Encounter with the Prince of the Apostles

Posted by Mr. Hugh Dowell on

"There is something incredibly impressive about the simplicity of witnessing St. Peter's bones underneath the high altar of the Vatican basilica," writes Mr. Hugh Dowell, a postulant at Moreau Seminary about his recent pilgrimage to Rome. "It made perfect sense for my meeting with the Prince of...

Recife, Brazil: A New Mission

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

"Though Guadalajara is 30 years old, the huge parish to which it belongs has not been able to provide much pastoral care, so the local bishop asked for our help," writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., from Brazil. "[Our religious there] are laying a foundation for the mission, discerning how to respond...

Radiate His Love

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

"Volumes, of course, have been written about the priesthood and the sacrament of Holy Orders—about the indelible character it confers, the ontological change that it effects, how the priest acts in persona Ecclesiae, in the person of the Church," preached Fr. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., at the...

Being with Saints and Welcoming the New Pope

Posted by Mr. Ethan Lott on

In reflecting on the recent Office of Vocation pilgrimage to Rome, Old Collegian Ethan Lott writes, "The truly incredible part about this trip was not only the chance to travel to the heart of the Catholic Church, but also the timing. The Office of Vocations had been planning this trip since...