Posts Tagged ‘Jesuits’

Student Group Holds Prayer for Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

November 16th, 2015 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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At noon today, members of the Holy Cross community gathered for a brief prayer service at the edge of the Hogan Courtyard, where eight large crosses representing the martyrs of El Salvador, are on display. The service was sponsored by the student group Pax Christi which strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and bearing witness to the call of Christian nonviolence. “As we gather to honor their witness, we must acknoweledge the victims of violence who cry out to us today from Paris, Beirut, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, and from all corners of the Earth,” said Marty Kelly, associate director of the Chaplains’ Office, in opening remarks.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Behind the Scenes During Choir Media Coverage

September 9th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Holy Cross College Choir performs “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” written by Normand Gouin, assistant chaplain and director of liturgy and music, for WBZ Channel 4 Boston. The hymn will be performed during liturgical events as Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. The news outlet was on campus to interview Gouin before he travels to Philadelphia to sing with the choir.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Marks Ash Wednesday

February 18th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross community members attend Ash Wednesday mass in Mary Chapel. Services for Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of the Lenten season, were also held in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. In addition to services,  there are a number of reflection opportunities sponsored by the Vice President for Mission, the Office of the College Chaplains, and the Holy Cross Jesuit Community. Each program provides a way to enter into the sacred season of Lent in the midst of everyday life.

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Kathryn Spitler ’18 attended the 8:15 morning prayer at Mary Chapel.

Community Members Reflect on Rich Faith Traditions Represented at Holy Cross

January 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Community members of all faiths and beliefs gathered in Mary Chapel for the fourth annual Multifath Community Prayer. The prayer, led by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, and local faith leaders, featured readings and musical performances.

Photo by Tom Rettig.

Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob Wright ’65 and Wife Suzanne Speak at Vatican Conference on Autism

November 22nd, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey

For the first time, the Vatican held a conference on autism, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope,”  Nov. 21-22. Among the attendees and speakers was Autism Speaks co-founders, Bob Wright ’65 and his wife Suzanne Wright. To close the conference, Pope Francis held a special mass for attendees and families.

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Pope Francis greets Bob and Suzanne Wright at the Vatican.

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Wright participates in a panel during the conference.

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Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne receive a standing ovation after delivering remarks at the conference panel.

 

Photography by Autism Speaks.

Student Affairs Marks 50 Years, Honors Revs. Dunn and Markey

October 23rd, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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A student walks by the hallway outside of the Student Affairs office in the Hogan Campus Center. The display in the background, which was recently installed, includes the names of the offices under the Division of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff attended a celebration titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross: Empowering, Engaging, Educating our Students” in the Hogan Campus Center. The purpose of the event was to highlight the division’s accomplishments and to help expose students to a career in the field of Student Affairs.

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Jacqueline D. Peterson, current vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, presents Rev. Charles Dunn, S.J., a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross.

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Peterson presents Rev. Earle Markey, S.J. ’53, a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross. Peterson is only the third vice president of Student Affairs at the College.

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Melisa Jaquez ’06, assistant director in the Career Planning Center, delivers remarks at the event. Jaquez spoke about the impact that the Division of Student Affairs at Holy Cross had on her college career which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. The Career Planning Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs. She was previously assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Education, also part of Student Affairs.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Jesuits Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 22nd, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Rev. John Savard, rector and professor in the education program, douses Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission, as part of the ASL ice bucket challenge. Several members of the Jesuit community participated after accepting the challenge from the Holy Cross Admissions team. Participants included, from left, Rev. Thomas Murphy, S.J., ’81, a visiting lecturer in the history department last academic year; Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission; Fr. Savard; Fr. Hayes; Rev. Thomas McMurray, S.J., chaplain and director of mission and identity, Admissions at the Nativity School of Worcester; and Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., assistant chaplain.
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Fr. Hayes drenches Fr. McMurray. The Jesuit community will be making a donation to Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester to support the care of individuals with ALS.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Springtime on the Hill

May 21st, 2014 by smorriss

Photographer John Buckingham captured these gorgeous spring images as he criss-crossed campus this week: St. Joseph Memorial Chapel framed by hot pink azaleas and a brilliant blue sky, and a student relaxing in O’Neill Plaza near the statue of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (the twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus).

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Holy Cross Libraries Take Part in MA Library Snapshot Day

April 11th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

On April 11, the Holy Cross Libraries joined libraries across Massachusetts for MA Library Snapshot Day, an event designed to document a “day in the life” of libraries of all kinds across the state. Throughout the day, libraries staff and student volunteers documented library activities through photographs, comment cards, video interviews, social media and more. View the full slideshow of Snapshot Day photographs on Flickr.

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Students in the Music Library take a study break for a photo opp.

Photography by Sarah Bilotta

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The Worcester Art Museum Library highlighted its “Monuments Men” exhibit. George Clooney’s character in the film, George Stout, later served as director of the Worcester Art Museum.

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An ongoing College Archives exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order by highlighting items from early in the College’s history, including its early library collections.

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A busy Main Reading Room in Dinand in the late afternoon.

Photography by Jennifer Adams

College Holds Memorial Ceremony for Rev. Joseph T. O’Callahan, S.J.

March 18th, 2014 by bcass

On Tuesday, March 18, the College community marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Rev. Joseph  T. O’Callahan, S.J., a Navy chaplain and a professor of math and physics at the College, with a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave. Fr. O’Callahan was the first Jesuit to be commissioned as a Navy chaplain in World War II and the first chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, and Paul Covino, chaplain, spoke at the ceremony, while Navy Captain Thomas G. Kelley ’60, a Medal of Honor recipient, read the citation that was issued with Fr. O’Callahan’s medal. Read more about the anniversary on the Holy Cross website.

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