|Brother Richard Critz
invited Father John Korcsmar over to the
South-West Province Center to celebrate Brother Larry
Atkinson's birthday. Brother Richard
Daly and Brother Richard Critz
prepared a wonderful meal for the occassion. During the meal Larry
reminisced how we had celebrated his 50th birthday in Rome during the General
Chapter. The Lord must have heard Larry's musings because He sent the same
kind of weather to Austin that we had in Rome a couple of years ago. All
of Central Texas says, "Thank you, Brother Larry!" Now
it's hot as Rome.
Many of the CSC's from Central Texas came up to
St. Mary's College at Notre Dame for the Holy Cross 2000 Jubilee
celebration. Father Larry Le Vasseur, Brother
Donald Blauvelt, Brother Matthew McKenna, Joshua Book, Brother Michael Winslow,
Brother Richard Critz, Brother Joel Giallanza, Father John Korcsmar, Brother
Howard Metz, Sister Nancy Pewterbaugh, and Father Harold Essling
their way up.
Mader, Father Len
Collins, and Father Logsdon from Ciudad Guadalupe, Nuevo León and Brother
Richard Kelly from Sacred Heart Church, New Orleans were there
All four Congregations were present: the Sisters of the Holy Cross
(New Orleans), the Sisters of Holy Cross (Canada), and the Marianites of Holy
Cross (New Orleans) were there.
Sister Mary Kay Kingberger, and Father Hugh
Cleary all gave insightful and challenging keynote addresses.
There were opportunities for small group sharing, both formally and
informally. Brother Matt McKenna
participated in a panel of young religious sharing their hopes and dreams for
Committee met and made plans for the
future. They presently plan to have a Pilgrimage to Austin in the summer
of 2001 as a way of recognizing and celebrating their 25 years of gathering
The first gathering was over Christmas break in December
1976. They thanked the outgoing co-chairs,
Nancy Pewterbaugh and Sister Joan Mader,
and elected Father John Phalen and Father
John Korcsmar as the new co-chairs.
There were breakout sessions for different
ministries and committees. The Intercongregational Hispanic Ministries