The Strength of the Martyrs
Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C.

Greetings!
My favorite preface among those prayed at Mass is that of martyrs: “For the blood of your blessed Martyr N., poured out like Christ’s to glorify your name, shows forth your marvelous works, by which in our weakness you perfect your power and on the feeble bestow strength to bear you witness, through Christ our Lord.”

This preface reminds us that it’s not human power, but God’s own power that’s revealed in the act of martyrdom. This is a hopeful message for those of us who wish we had the strength and courage of the martyrs!

Profession of Perpetual Vows
On August 31, 2019 Br. Joseph DeAgostino, C.S.C., Vincent Nguyen, C.S.C., Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C., Zachary Rathke, C.S.C., and Gilbrian Stoy, C.S.C., professed Perpetual Vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross during a celebration of the Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
Diaconate Ordination
Following their final profession, Vincent Nguyen, C.S.C., Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C., Zachary Rathke, C.S.C., and Gilbrian Stoy, C.S.C., were ordained transitional deacons in the Moreau Seminary chapel on Sunday, September 1. Their ordination to the priesthood will take place on April 18, 2020.

Meet Our Men in Formation

Vocation Office
Welcomes New Staff
Vows and Religious Life
Seminarian, Brian Vetter, C.S.C., recently shared a personal reflection on his novitiate experience and on the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Check out this article featured in the parish bulletin of  Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church  in Dublin, Ohio.

November Discernment Retreat
for Undergraduates
Have you ever thought about becoming a priest or a brother? How does one consider the questions of the heart and act on them with zeal and conviction? What step can you take in order to move forward in your discernment?

We invite you to spend a weekend at Moreau Seminary, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, to join us for daily Mass and prayer, to acquire tools for discernment, and to reflect on God's will for your life.

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