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Feels Like Home

Posted by Mr. David Murray on | Moreau Seminary

As the son of a college football coach and a former student worker in the Notre Dame football recruiting office, I know what a “successful” recruiting trip is supposed to look like. The prospect is driven around campus on a golf cart to be shown all of the sights, the nicest dorms...



Posted by Mr. Cameron Cortens, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

During my novitiate year in the Congregation of Holy Cross, I had the opportunity to take my first ever 8-day silent retreat. Its purpose was to help us prepare our souls for the momentous step of asking the congregation to receive our vows of poverty, consecrated celibacy, and obedience. It was...

Feeling Full

Posted by Mr. Andrew Fritz, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

We began Thanksgiving Day the way that we do most days here at Moreau Seminary: with prayer. We give you thanks, for all your benefits Almighty God, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen. Thanksgiving is the time that a lot of families come together. If your family is anything like mine, one...

A Habit of Proclamation

Posted by Mr. David Slonkosky, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

The other day I had a conversation with a theology classmate who just recently was received into the Catholic Church. He had seen at the previous Notre Dame Football game that the brothers and seminarians from Moreau Seminary were taking shifts at the Grotto to greet visitors, answer questions...

Verso l'Alto

Posted by Br. James Henke, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

I love rock climbing. Indoors is great; outdoors is better; but even the hallways in Moreau Seminary suffice. I wish I could describe the look I get from many people when I tell them about my passion for climbing. Many have a hard time seeing climbing as an enjoyable, healthy activity, and they...

Bread for the World

Posted by Mr. Robert Lisowski, C.S.C. on | Moreau Seminary

What does it mean to be hungry? We have all felt it, but in some ways it is difficult to describe or put into words. There is a tension in hunger, an uneasiness. For those in our world who experience daily hunger, there is pain and anguish. Our experience tells us however that hunger comes in...


Posted by Mr. Ricky Bevington on | Moreau Seminary

Forever. A word that I typically only think of in one of three specific contexts. First, sappy love songs in which the singer is obviously far too optimistic about a new, overly-simplified relationship. Second, the last word in the overused 2000’s acronym BFF. And third, in the movie...

Living the Life

Posted by Office of Vocations on | Moreau Seminary

Temporarily professed seminarians, Joe Pedersen, C.S.C., and Brian Kennedy, C.S.C., each traveled away from Moreau Seminary last semester in order to spend some time in pastoral ministry. In this Spes Unica Video Blog they tell us what they were up to, and how their experiences contributed to...

Education in the Seminary

Posted by Office of Vocations on | Moreau Seminary

In this latest video edition of the Spes Unica Blog, seminarians Zach Rathke, C.S.C., and Tom Bodart, C.S.C., reflect on the classes that they've had the opportunity to take while studying a Moreau Seminary, and they share a few of their favorites.