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The 'Final Yes'

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"Everything seemed "right" in my discernment," writes Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C., who will take Final Vows in Holy Cross on Saturday. "I love Holy Cross. Diverse experiences during these years of formation have confirmed my attraction to the ministries of teaching, pastoral ministry and service in...

Our Lenten Journey

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"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...

Meeting God on the Mountain

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"In a rapidly developing world, mountains remain secluded, mysterious places," writes Mr. Mark DeMott, a seminarian from Moreau on a ministry placement in East Africa this year. "Severe weather makes their majestic peaks uninhabitable, yet we still have a desire to climb them. Something draws us...

Waiting in Joyful Hope in Lake View

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"Carrying heavy loads is a daily task in East Africa. Overloaded pickup trucks struggle to move along washed-out dirt roads," writes Holy Cross Seminarian Mark DeMott, C.S.C., from his pastoral year. "In conversations with my students, I am reminded that these burdens that I see are only a...

My Year of the Brother

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"The Year of the Brother seems to be a fitting title for my year in East Africa," writes Holy Cross seminarian Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C., from his pastoral year in the District of East Africa. "For the first time since coming to Holy Cross, I live in a community of brothers. I see the ways that...

Coming Home to the Novitiate

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"One of the best years of my life was spent at our Holy Cross Novitiate in the mountains of Cascade, Colorado," writes Mr. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. "Often, I wish I had another day to spend there! And when I reached Lake Saaka [where the Holy Cross Novitiate in East Africa is located], I felt like I...