Vocation E-news

Words of Advice

Whenever Vocation e-News talks to brothers and priests, we’re always interested in learning how they would advise someone who is considering a vocation, or wondering about religious life. Here’s some Words of Advice: “The greatest source of joy... Read More

Where Will God Find You?

For Rev. James Martin, S.J., the call to find God began at the end of long day of work in corporate finance at GE. A member of the Society of Jesus for 26 years, Fr. Martin talks about his religious vocation in a recent interview for public radio, hosted... Read More

Meet a 250-Year-Old Priest for Our Time

Students at Holy Cross high schools and select middle schools throughout the nation are drawing inspiration from Fr. Jacques-François Dujarié, the Catholic priest who at great personal risk served the material and spiritual needs of the poor during... Read More

Vocation Without Borders

Aspirant Jacob Eifrid (left) is all smiles! Dustin Nelson and Jacob Eifrid have discovered that discerning a religious vocation with the Congregation of Holy Cross can expand your worldview in dramatic ways. Prior to living in community at St. Joseph... Read More

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue VI

  Dear Friends, An important step in discerning a religious vocation is putting one’s self outside of what is familiar and comfortable and exploring new terrain. Postulant Dustin Nelson and Aspirant Jacob Eifrid did just that on a recent two-week... Read More

A Summer to Remember at General Chapter

It was an eventful summer for Brothers Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, and Nich J. Perez, CSC, who had remarkable experiences stemming from the General Chapter in Rome last July. Held every six years, the General Chapter guides policy for the congregation worldwide. Bro.... Read More

It’s a Great, Great Life

For Bro. Nicholas Thielman, CSC, the aura surrounding St. Teresa of Calcutta isn’t about sainthood. It’s about simplicity. For 46 years, Bro. Nicholas served in Bangladesh, and was fortunate to meet the late Mother Teresa three times. He never had... Read More

St. Joseph Discernment House: Growing in Spirit and Size

St. Joseph Discernment House at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, IN, is a little livelier this year, with eight new students joining the 14 young men who returned in September to explore community life there. Bro. Chris Torrijas, CSC, director of formation,... Read More