Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Hitting the Right Christmas Note

December 10th, 2009 by


Wreathes adorn the Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., Center for Music. Fr. Brooks is president emeritus of Holy Cross.

Photography by Kristin Keegan ’11

A Somber Remembrance

November 16th, 2009 by



Students, faculty and staff attended a candlelight prayer service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the deaths of six Jesuits and their colleagues in El Salvador. Sponsored by members of the Magis Program and Pax Christi, the service was held in Martyr’s Plaza in front of St. Joseph Chapel. Holy Cross has been holding a series of events reflecting what martyrdom means throughout the fall semester.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Fr. Arrupe Statue Dedicated in Smith Labs Courtyard

November 7th, 2009 by


The bronze statue of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was dedicated before alumni and friends.  The sculptor was Brian Hanlon, who also created the Bob Cousy sculpture in front of the Hart Center.


A quote from a now famous speech Fr. Arrupe delivered to alumni of Jesuit schools in Europe in 1973 appears on the plaque.


The statue was made possible by a generous gift from longtime Holy Cross supporter Stephen A. Lovelette ’78.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Altar/Display Commemorates All Souls Day

November 2nd, 2009 by



The “Day of the Dead” (or All Souls’ Day) altar/display in the Lower Gathering/Baptismal Space of St. Joseph Chapel is set up to commemorate All Souls Day (Nov. 2). The display stays up for most of November, a month when Catholics and many other Christians remember and honor their deceased loved ones. Along with the altar/display, a reception was held after the 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 1 and featured sweet bread and hot chocolate that are traditionally enjoyed on the Day of the Dead in Mexico.  The idea came from Latin American Student Organization and Cynthia Stone, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at Holy Cross. The display complements the Remembrance Books and cards that are displayed in the upper and lower chapels during the month of November.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Fall Foliage Adds Splashes of Color Across Campus

October 11th, 2009 by






Photography by Kallen Bakas ’12

Gone but Not Forgotten

September 7th, 2009 by



The names of Segundo Montes, Amanda Lopez, Ignacio Ellacuria, Ignacio Martin-Baro, Joaquin Lopez y Lopez, Celina Ramos, Julia Elba Ramos, and Juan Ramos Moreno are engraved on a medallion in Martyr’s Plaza in front of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Holy Cross is marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the six Jesuits and two lay collaborators who were murdered in El Salvador with a series of events this semester.

Photography by John Buckingham

Rites of Passage

May 2nd, 2009 by


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The inaugural Rites of Passage religious ceremony celebrated and honored African-American graduating seniors who have been actively involved in the worship life at Holy Cross.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Spring is Here!

April 19th, 2009 by admin



Dazzling displays of sunny yellow forsythia signal the arrival of spring.

Photography by Alexandra Winslow ’09

Striking a Beautiful Note

April 19th, 2009 by


Organized by Ani Nalbandian ’09 and held at Holy Cross, a concert commemorating the Armenian Genocide raised $10,000 for the Fund for Armenian Relief. Pictured from left to right: Michael West, associate professor of history; Earl Peace, dean for the Class of 2009; Kenneth Prestwich, associate professor of biology; Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president; Barbara Letourneau, administrative assistant; Nalbandian; John Anderson, associate professor emeritus of history; Rev. Untzag Nalbandian; Yn. Setta Nalbandian, and Garnik Nanagoulian, executive director of the Fund for Armenian Relief.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow

February 4th, 2009 by admin



Photography by Tim Paquette ’11