The Cross, Our Only Hope

The Cross, Our Only Hope

Daily Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition 

Edited by: Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C.

Edited by: Kevin Grove, C.S.C.

Price: $17.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 512

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-162-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: February 1, 2008

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Description

Members of the Congregation of Holy Cross—including pastors, teachers, administrators, and current and past presidents of the University of Notre Dame, as well as other Holy Cross colleges and universities—offer an introduction to the rich, vibrant spirituality of the Congregation through a series of daily meditations on the themes of the Holy Cross spiritual tradition, including trust in God, compassion, hope in the cross, discipleship,and the promotion of justice.

Contributors include Holy Cross seminarians, brothers, and priests, primarily from the United States, and some from overseas. Among the contributors are: Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame; Br. Richard Gilman, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross College; Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., President of the University of Portland; Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., Provost of the University of Portland; Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame; Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross and President Emeritus of the University of Portland; Br. Stephen Walsh, C.S.C., Executive Director, Holy Cross Institute; Very Rev. Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria, Illinois; and Br. Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Austin, Texas.

Praise

"Wonderful."

"I highly recommend this wonderful new book, The Cross, Our Only Hope, which encapsulates so many hopes and dreams about the work of Holy Cross and the inspiration of our founder, Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C. One of the great things he did was to send to the wilds of Indiana his most promising Holy Cross religious, Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.,who founded what would become the greatest Catholic university of all times. All of us at Notre Dame are the inheritors of a great and holy tradition."

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President Emeritus, The University of Notre Dame

"True to the Holy Cross tradition."

"True to the Holy Cross tradition, these reflections speak to both our minds and our hearts, inspiring in the reader the profound faith in God and passionate zeal for serving him that has characterized the Congregation of Holy Cross and its works since the times of Fr. Moreau and Fr. Sorin."

Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, The University of Notre Dame

"Wonderfully inspiring."

"A wonderfully inspiring collection of reflections that flow from the life experiences of Holy Cross religious from every age and in every pastoral setting. What unites them is a deep love of Christ and his Church."

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.
President Emeritus, The University of Notre Dame

"Profound professions of faith."

"The teachings and reflections are profound professions of faith that emanate from hearts, minds and vocations that seek to live only for God. Each manifests, through daily routines, challenges or moments of uncertainty, the acknowledgement that God works in our lives. One gift of the Congregation of Holy Cross is its hospitality and this book of reflections represents an intimate invitation to all others to journey in its company, to experience God’s grace in community, and to be witness and enabler of the joy and hope that lies in the Cross."

Carolyn Woo
Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business
The University of Notre Dame

"Energy and zeal."

"The congregation's combination of both a deep interior life and apostolic energy and zeal is well represented in this book of daily reflections. It can help Catholics learn to love the cross, and from that love comes a transformation in daily action."

The Catholic Sun