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The Cross: Identity and Invitation

Posted by Mr. Joe Krivos on

"This simple wooden cross reminds me of my identity as a Holy Cross seminarian," writes Joe Krivos, a second year seminarian in Old College, while speaking about the wooden cross that Old Collegians wear around their necks. "It acts as a public invitation to a joy-filled life, and it reminds me...

Infant Baptism: Slippery, but moving

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

"Although I am a priest, baby handling techniques are a prerequisite," writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, the Parochial Vicar at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Ariz. "Here … we fully immerse the babies for the Sacrament of Baptism. All the Holy Cross guys who have been here have their own...

Engaging Faith in the English Classroom

Posted by Fr. Tony Grasso, C.S.C. on

"After they discover that I teach English, people often ask: 'Don't priests usually teach theology?'" writes Fr. Tony Grasso, C.S.C., Professor of English at King's College. "Literary and artistic works contain so much that pertains to and emanates from the deeper things of life, that it...

Mary, Our True Mother

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

"During the summer, flight connections took me through London at one point, so I decided to take a day or so to go to a Marian Shrine that I'd wanted to visit for a while: Our Lady of Walshingham," writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., Director of Family Rosary International. "My visit there wasn't...

Seminarians Under Cover

Posted by Mr. Josh Bathon on

"You probably already know how important and life changing Ordination and Final Vows are to them, and how much time, prayer, education, and formation culminated in that weekend," writes Josh Bathon, who is in his third year at Old College. "But what you probably don't know is the secret role the...

Our Lady of Sorrows

Posted by Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C. on

This Saturday, September 15, Holy Cross celebrates its Patroness, Our Lady of Sorrows. Fr. Ken Molinaro, C.S.C., helps us prepare for the feast by sharing how Mary reveals to us the what and the how of religious life.

Bringing Hope in the Mountains

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

"The eight days we were evacuated from the Waldo Canyon Wildfire could have easily derailed our common prayer, our community life and our ministry. Those eight days, however, turned out to be the one of the most powerful experiences of the entire year for us," writes Mr. Michael Palmer, C.S.C...