Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Cousins and Fellow Crusaders Travel To Mountaintop Monastery

February 16th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Cousins Casey Norton ’16 and Tommy Gallant ’12 pose during a trip to Montserrat, a mountain in Catalonia, Spain where St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, laid down his soldier’s weapons and began a new life devoted to study, teaching, service, faith and purpose. The two traveled for 10 days touring Barcelona and Morocco last summer. “We decided to make a special trip to Monserrat because Tom had recently graduated from Holy Cross and I was going to begin senior year,” says Norton. “It was an incredible experience being at such an important religious site and words truly can’t describe how I felt. It really made me feel connected with my faith and reinforced the concept of ‘men and women for and with others.’ ” Gallant is currently in his second year of medical school at the University of New England.

Photo submitted by Casey Norton

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

Community Members Gather for Live Streaming of Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

September 24th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross community members gather in Rehm Library for a live viewing of Pope Francis’ address to Congress. Pope Francis, the world’s first Jesuit Pope, made his first visit to the U.S. Sept. 22-27, 2015.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Members of the Class of 2015 Join Together for Rites of Passage Ceremony

April 24th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the class of 2015, joined by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, celebrate together in the annual Rites of Passage Ceremony in Mary Chapel. The religious and cultural ceremony marks the passage of college graduation for students from the African diaspora who have been active in worship life on campus and have served as Multicultural Peer Educators.

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Faculty, staff, students and their guests celebrated the milestone together with prayer, a ceremonial passage between mentors and mentees and song.

Photography 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.

The Ordination of Virginia Coakley

February 8th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

Members of the Holy Cross community gathered to celebrate the Service for the Ordination of Virginia Coakley, assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA Ministries, to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Presbytery of Boston.

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Following an afternoon of prayer, reflection and song, attendees joined Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College and the Office of the College Chaplains for a reception in the Loyola Ballroom.

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Above from left to right, Rev. Paul Harman, vice president of Mission, Virginia Coakley assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA Ministries and Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College.

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.

Outspoken Former President of Ireland Pays a Visit

October 30th, 2013 by smorriss

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Speaking to a large crowd of students, Holy Cross employees and visitors from the Worcester and Boston communities, Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland, presented a lecture titled “Shared Responsibility: Re-imagining the Future of Governance in the Church” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and was followed by a book signing.

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McAleese, the first Northern Irish native to be elected president, took office in 1997, a role which she would hold for two terms through 2011. She successfully brokered the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, a three-part agreement that addressed institutional changes in the government structure of Northern Ireland, the relationship between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the relationship of the Republic of Ireland with the United Kingdom.  During her lecture to the Holy Cross crowd, McAleese drew comparisons between finding ways to broker change and dialog with the paramilitary in Ireland and how the Catholic church should proceed in a direction of change.

“If there is a rightness in what you are saying, you can effect change,” she said. “I really want our good priests to be energized by a church that listens up and not talks down. But how do we get a listening up church?” she asked.

BLOG-McAleese-IMG_1794McAleese, who is currently pursuing a licentiate in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, signed copies of her latest book, “Quo Vadis? Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law.”

 

 

Fr. Boroughs Participates in Catholic College Presidents Forum on Emmanuel Radio

September 27th, 2013 by csteuer

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross,  joined the presidents of Anna Maria College and Assumption College on Emmanuel Radio’s inaugural radio program called “Catholic College Presidents Forum.” The three Catholic college presidents discussed higher education in the 21st century, the current challenges that Catholic colleges face, and hopes for each school in the future. The new program is scheduled to air on Emmanuel Radio 1230 AM, on September 27.

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From left, Cindy R. Dorsey, general manager of Emmanuel Radio; Father Boroughs, president of Holy Cross; Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College; and Jack Calareso president of Anna Maria College.

 

 

Class of 1968 Reunion Celebrations

June 8th, 2013 by smorriss

Tom Cecil, professor of mathematics and a member of the Class of 1968, shared two photos taken by Tom Andruskevich ’68 and this weekend’s reunion. At the 11 a.m. Class of 1968 Mass on Saturday in Mary Chapel (below), Holy Cross President Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., was joined by concelebrants Rev. John Endres, S.J., ’68 (left) and Rev. John Michalowski, S.J., ’68 (right).


Cecil (left) and his classmates Linnie Regan, Mike Ball and Rich Regan provided the music for the Mass. “We had a great reunion,” Cecil notes.