Vocation E-news Archive Year: 2017

The Novice Becomes a Seminarian

Seminarian John Sebastian Gutierrez, CSC When Vocation E-News caught up with John Sebastian Gutierrez, CSC, the former novice was still settling in at St. Joseph Discernment House at Holy Cross College and beginning the Master of Divinity program at the... Read More

A Mother’s Pride and Joy

Patricia Sanchez still becomes emotional when speaking about her son, John Sebastian Gutierrez, CSC, professing first vows. “I’m so proud of him,” she says. “He has a mission in life to spread the word of God. That’s how it was in the beginning... Read More

Words of Advice

The Profession of First Vows is an important occasion for John Sebastian Gutierrez, CSC, and for the Congregation of Holy Cross. We asked seven brothers, “What advice would you give John Sebastian for a happy, healthy and productive religious life?... Read More

Welcome to Our Vocation E-News–Issue IX

Big Step for a Novice. Big Step for Our Community. Dear Friends, It was a privilege, honor and joy for the Congregation of Holy Cross to witness five novices make their First Profession of Vows on July 29, 2017. Representing the Moreau Province, John... Read More

Taking Time to Discover God’s Plan

Brandon Turk Brandon Turk is living proof that you can go home again. An aspirant for two years at St. Joseph Discernment House while attending Holy Cross College, Brandon decided after his 2016 graduation to leave the community and work at a day shelter... Read More

Project Hope Gets Personal

The icon of Fr. Dujarié was painted by Bro. Robert Weinmann, CSC. Arnold Young can relate to a 250-year-old priest. The Holy Trinity High School student who lives on the West Side of Chicago drew parallels from his own personal experience to the life... Read More

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue VIII

Dear Friends, I Have This Hope. As Vocation Director for the Congregation of Holy Cross, I headed off to the West Coast in June to participate in two retreats: one for Holy Cross students, the other for me! During the first week, students and their chaperones... Read More

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue VII

Dear Friends, Time is one of God’s most precious gifts. Irish novelist James Joyce quite aptly likened time to “holding water in your hand.” Sometimes it meanders like a gentle stream winding lazily through a meadow. But at other moments, its current... Read More