Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Holy Cross Community Gathers for Boston Marathon Interfaith Vigil

April 17th, 2013 by

Scores of students, faculty and staff gather at St. Joseph Memorial Plaza for an Interfaith Prayer of Lament two days after the Boston Marathon tragedy. The gathering offered an opportunity to voice grief, offer prayers for the victims, and lift up desires for a more peaceful world in the face of the bombings at the marathon.

Photography by John Morton ’15

Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols Offers Many Festive Scenes

December 6th, 2012 by

A holiday tradition since 1978, the Office of the College Chaplains and the College Choir at Holy Cross host an annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent in St. Joseph Chapel.

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, gives a reading.

Michelizabeth Sainvill ’14 delivers a reading.

Guest conductor Christopher Shepard leads the College Choir.

Michelle Sterk Barrett, director of Community-Based Learning, gives a reading.

Paul Melley, assistant chaplain and director of liturgical music, delivers a reading.

Marybeth Kearns-Barrett, director of the Office of the College Chaplains, presides at the event. Servers are, from left, Matthew Boni ’15 and Joseph Seebode ’15.

From left, Suzanne Crifo ’13, Ariel Jiminez ’13, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, and Eileen Dombrowski, receptionist in the Office of the College Chaplains.

Fr. Boroughs gives a reading.
Photography by John Buckingham

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

SGA Co-Presidents in Baccalaureate Mass

May 26th, 2011 by

Seniors Kevin Leggio and Jenna Sattar, co-presidents of the Student Government Association, participate in the Presentation of Gifts during Baccalaureate Mass. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Crucifixion Scene Covered in Snow

February 6th, 2011 by

The 15-foot high monument of the Crucifixion scene, which overlooks the Jesuit cemetery, south of St. Joseph Chapel, as seen on a clear, cold day.

Photograph by Tricia Dunn ’12

Students, Faculty Discuss Humanitarian Issues at Conference

June 6th, 2010 by

A delegation from Holy Cross attended the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network at Georgetown University. First row, left to right: Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, Malik Neal ’13, Camila Thompson ’12, Catherine Wang ’13, Jennifer Caffrey ’11, Claire Luke ’10, and Miriam Westin ’11; Second row, left to right: Taylor Marek ’12, Piero Iberti ’11, Maria Rodrigues, associate professor of political science, Jamison Herbert ’10, Kathryn Cody ’11. “I was thrilled to participate in the JUHAN conference this year,” says Professor Rodrigues. “It is an extraordinary initiative and one that could not be more timely given our present global challenges. My hope is that JUHAN continues to grow in both interest among students and concrete initiatives to address humanitarian challenges.”

Congressman McGovern Delivers Talk at Holy Cross

March 29th, 2010 by


U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, gives a talk on the 20th anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter in El Salvador, in Rehm Library.

Photography by Kristin Keegan ’11

Holy Cross Celebrates Official Opening of $64M Integrated Science Complex

March 23rd, 2010 by


Crowds of people are seen in the Swords Atrium during the dedication and blessing ceremony of the new $64 million Integrated Science Complex.


Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, blesses the science complex.


Adam Nadelson ’10, a biology major in the health professions program, interviews Dr. Joseph E. Murray ’40, who performed the first successful organ transplant in 1954, and was honored with the Nobel Prize in 1990.


Dr. Murray signs a copy of his book, Surgery of the Soul, as science librarian Barbara Merolli looks on. The book will be displayed in the science library.

Watch a video recap of the day’s events.

Photography by John Buckingham

Cardinal O’Malley Visits Holy Cross

January 25th, 2010 by


During his visit to Holy Cross, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston, meets with students in Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery. He also celebrated a Mass in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.

Photo by Jeff Loughlin


From left, Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., special assistant to the president; Rev. James Hayes, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community and associate chaplain; and Cardinal O’Malley pose for a photo next to a portrait of Bishop Fenwick outside of the Cantor Art Gallery.

Photo by Jeff Loughlin


Cardinal O’Malley lays a wreath on the grave of Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, second Bishop of Boston, who founded Holy Cross in 1843.