Posts Tagged ‘Jesuits’

Holy Cross Flag Flies on City Hall Building

April 30th, 2012 by

The Holy Cross flag flies on the City Hall building in downtown Worcester in appreciation of the College’s support of the mobile library and in honor of Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, for creating partnerships with the city. Fr. Boroughs was recognized by the City Council on May 1 following the unveiling of the mobile library on the Holy Cross campus.

Photograph by Ed Augustus

Fr. McFarland Portrait Hangs in Fenwick’s Hall of Presidential Portraits

January 26th, 2012 by

A portrait of Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., who recently stepped down as president of Holy Cross, hangs in Fenwick’s hall of presidential portraits. Read about Fr. McFarland’s tenure as president in the winter issue of Holy Cross Magazine.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Fr. Boroughs Keynote Speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

January 23rd, 2012 by

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, gives the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. The event was part of “Aptissimi: The Leadership Conference,” which invites student leaders to explore, develop and articulate their personal leadership styles, and one of a number of annual events sponsored by the “Hate: Not Here!” anti-bias committee. Aptissimi comes from a Jesuit philosophy of developing “as many as possible of the very best.”

Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, introduces Fr. Boroughs.

Kibbs Fortilus ’13 takes in the event.

Samantha Adams ’13 delivers remarks about King’s legacy.

Monaisia Livingston ’14 also spoke about King’s legacy.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Exhibit in Dinand Library Corresponds With Release of ‘Fraternity’

January 17th, 2012 by

An exhibit in the Main Reading Room of Dinand Library showcases news clippings, photographs, and other material from the tumultuous late 1960s when a group of African-American students were recruited to Holy Cross under former president Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., ’49. The exhibit corresponds with the release of “Fraternity” by Diane Brady which chronicles the stories of their time at Holy Cross. The material in the exhibit was culled from the library’s archives.

Photography by Christian Santillo

‘Fraternity’ Hits Bookstore Shelves Today

January 3rd, 2012 by

Copies of the book “Fraternity,” by Diane Brady are on display in the Holy Cross Bookstore. The book, which was released today, is garnering national attention.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Fr. McFarland Presented with Customized Jersey at Basketball Game

December 3rd, 2011 by

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, walks through a tunnel of Holy Cross athletes to get to center court.

Richard Regan, director of athletics, and the Student Government Association present Fr. McFarland with a customized jersey during a special half-time presentation during the men’s basketball game against UNH. Fr. McFarland is stepping down after a 12-year tenure.

Lauren D’Abrosca, SGA co-president, presents Fr. McFarland with a pair of running shoes.

Fr. McFarland dons the jersey at the game. The Crusaders defeated New Hampshire 62-57.

Photography by Ellen Ryder and Peter Cooke

Fr. Campbell ’87 Commemorates 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Jesuits to New England

November 1st, 2011 by

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Jesuits in New England. In the summer and fall of 1611, Pierre Biard, a French Jesuit priest explored the rivers of what is now the state of Maine. At that time, he offered the first recorded mass on an island at the entrance of the Kennebec River on Nov. 1, 1611. That island is believed to be Swan Island. Over this past summer, Rev. William R. Campbell, S.J., ’87, president of Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine, offered mass on that same island to commemorate that event. Holy Cross is honoring “Jesuits and Colleagues at Work” with a yearlong series of events this year.

Freak Snow Storm Dumps More Than a Foot of Snow on Campus

October 30th, 2011 by

Snow arrived early this year; weeks before trees had a chance to shed their leaves, in fact. Nearly 15 inches of snow fell in the area, leaving thousands of local residents without electricity following downed tree and power lines. The Holy Cross campus, which was playing host to hundreds of families for Family Weekend, was largely unaffected by the storm except for downed tree limbs.

The red leaves on the Fenwick Hall vines are covered with a powder of snow.

O’Kane Hall seen through tree limbs weighed down by heavy snow.

Photograph by Chris Ryan, S.J.

Holy Cross Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11th, 2011 by

The Chaplains’ Office held an interfaith vigil to mark the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 in Memorial Plaza, which is dedicated to the members of the Holy Cross community and beyond who were victims of the tragedy. View coverage and more photos from the interfaith vigil.

A bronze plaque at Memorial Plaza bears the names of the seven alumni who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11: Edward A. Brennan III ’86, Thomas D. Burke ’85, Neilie A. Heffernan Casey ’90, John G. Farrell ’91, Todd A. Isaac ’94, Beth A. Quigley ’97 and John J. Ryan ’78.

Students sing during the vigil.

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, delivers remarks.

A student pauses to remember.

Attendees light sticks of incense as a sign of prayers rising up for those held in memory.

Photograph by Patrick O’Connor

Author of First-Year Reading, Jesuit Fr. Greg Boyle, Gives Talk

September 6th, 2011 by

Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries and author of “Tattoos on the Heart” delivers a presentation titled “Barking to the Choir: Finding the Kinship of God” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. “Tattoos on the Heart” was selected as the first-year reading for the Class of 2015. Read more about the talk in the Telegram & Gazette.

Fr. Boyle signs books following his talk.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12