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A Community Transcending Time and Space

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"Maybe it's a guy thing, but there is something that has always moved me about a group of men, united in purpose and labor, bonded by a shared life, shared sacrifice and shared joy," writes Mr. John Soisson, the Special Assistant to the President at the University of Portland. "I first felt it...

The Holy Cross 'Brand'

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"There's a lot of talk these days about 'brand awareness'," writes Mr. John Soisson. "I prefer the more classical approach. Isn't it better to ask: Who are we? Why are we here? What do we want to be? Where are we going?" He goes on, "What's the Holy Cross brand? ... The Holy Cross brand really...

Singing the Salve Regina as one

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"No one can deny the aural beauty of a male a cappella chorus," writes Mr. John Soisson, "and I was not the only one in the chapel that day whose heart was moved as the singing swelled towards it's end: O clemens, O pia, O dulcis, Virgo Maria. And then it was over. But the message of the singing...

Made Part of the Family

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Today we continue with our new Spes Unica series that highlights the voices of some of our amazing lay collaborators in Holy Cross. We will hear from Mr. John Soisson, the Special Assistant to the President at the University of Portland. A recipient last year of the Spirit of Holy Cross award...

The Spirit of Holy Cross: John Soisson

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Back on September 15, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross named the eight recipients of the 2010 Spirit of Holy Cross award, which is given to lay collaborators who serve with the Congregation in the United States and abroad. Today, one of the...