Living in Faith: St. Joseph Discernment House


St. Joseph House is the on-campus residence of the Brothers of Holy Cross working at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, IN. Read about residents’ experiences in their own words.

Saturday Morning Chores and Everyone Pitches In!

On Saturday mornings, everyone at St. Joseph House helps out with weekly chores. This past Saturday at 10am, and every Saturday, the Brothers, Postulant, and Aspirants of St. Joseph House complete their assigned house obediences. This includes cleaning... Read More

Reflection for the Beginning of Lent

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart” (Joel 2:12). As the Church enters the liturgical season of Lent in preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of Christ, the Holy Cross brothers... Read More

Mardi Gras at St. Joseph House!

Mardi Gras at St. Joseph House! On Tuesday, the St. Joseph House celebrated Mardi Gras with a fun dinner. Several brothers collaborated for the event and made an assortment of desserts and treats, including the traditional pancake meal. We are fortunate... Read More

Silent Retreat

We recently spent a weekend at the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Laporte, IN for a silent retreat. It was a time of serious discernment as we prepared to write out petitions to the Novitiate. For us postulants, the Novitiate is the next big step on our... Read More

Corby Night at the University of Notre Dame

On Wednesday evening February 22, brothers and aspirants of St. Joseph House attended an event at the University of Notre Dame called ‘Corby Night.’ This event is held each semester at Corby Hall, which is the residence of Holy Cross priests... Read More

Holy Cross in Action, 8,000 Miles Away

Over the winter break, Postulant Dustin Nelson and Aspirant Jacob Eifrid traveled to India with a group of Holy Cross College students and professors through a program sponsored by the Center for Global Perspectives. Now that they have returned to... Read More

Two New Faces at St. Joseph House

Say hello to the two newest members of the St. Joseph House community! Mr. Dustin Nelson (pictured left) was admitted to the Holy Cross Postulancy Program. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Dustin is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s... Read More

Staying Up Late!

It’s just after midnight and I am ready to go to bed. While other college students are just starting the night I walk to my dorm room anxious to sleep. Walking into the St. Joseph house I run into my fellow aspirant Brandon Turk. A simple “goodnight”... Read More

Community Living Fosters Personal Growth

St. Joseph Discernment House community It’s hard to believe that we are only a couple of weeks away from the end of this Spring semester. Our time together has presented new personal challenges that I have embraced and used as opportunities for... Read More