Vocation E-news Archive Year: 2015

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue II

June 1, 2015 Dear Friends, Many young people, having just now graduated from high school or college, are asking themselves a similar question, “What’s next?” Often, the answer is more studies or finding a good job (one that can help pay off those... Read More

The Vocation to Religious Brotherhood

An Essential Call to Be “Brother to All” Bro. Thomas Frey, CSC From whence does the vocation to religious brotherhood take its origin? A case can be made for the truth that St. Joseph by his very vocation to live poverty, chastity and obedience in... Read More

Finding Great Joy in Religious Life

Bro. Bill Nick, CSC, under a portrait of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, CSC, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Great things can happen in more than a half century of service to the Catholic Church and Holy Cross Brother William (Bill) Nick is living... Read More

Project Hope

This year’s Project Hope was an amazing success! With nearly 600 entries representing 10 Holy Cross schools from California to Connecticut, we received brilliant essays, films, artwork, and music all centered on this year’s theme: “Wake up the World!”... Read More


The Admissions Committee reviewed the applications of Mr. Gilbert Zapata Martinez and Mr. John Sebastian Gutierrez and admitted them to our Holy Cross Postulancy Program. Congratulations to Gilbert and Sebastian! Mr. Gilbert Martinez, left, with Bro.... Read More

Formation for Tomorrow

“Wake up the world!” This was the message from Pope Francis to religious brothers, priests, and sisters as he initiated the “Year of Consecrated Life” in the Church. This special period of reflection on the call to consecrated life began on November... Read More

Project Hope 2015

Project Hope is an annual contest sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross that encourages students enrolled in grades 9-12 at Holy Cross high schools to use their gifts and talents to explore their faith and Holy Cross spirit. This year, the theme of... Read More

Brother Cooks Up Unusual Ministry

Brother David Parrish, CSC Thousands: That’s how many children Brother David Parrish, CSC, says he has. They include students at northeast schools whose cafeterias he managed, Ugandans he touched with mission work, inmates he counseled in county... Read More

Exploring a Vocation

Undergraduates sign on for Moreau House and St. Joseph House programs A funny thing happened when three Brothers of Holy Cross formed a community in Pulte Hall, an all-male residence at Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN, a few years ago. The chapel was... Read More

On the Road

Bro. Jonathan Beebe, CSC, is the Vocation Director for the Moreau and Midwest Provinces of the Congregation of Holy Cross. As such, he regularly visits the 17 schools that the brothers sponsor. That’s a lot of miles! Bro. Jonathan began his journey... Read More