of Holy Cross
Enquiring Minds Want to Know.
But Knowing Minds Don't Enquire.
Vol. 17, No. 10
A group of Holy Cross priests, brothers,
and sisters gathered at Steiner Lodge to discuss the future of Holy Cross
ministry in Austin, TX. As far as we know, this is the first time that
priests, brothers, and sisters gathered to discuss their ministry together.
We have had many, many socials and prayer services together, there have been
shared provincial chapters among the men, and there has been a good spirit among
all, but this is the first time all three branches of Holy Cross have had this
There was a good mix of religious and of
- Rev. Rick Wilkinson
Campus Ministry at St. Ed's
- Bro. Richard Daly
Just finished over 30 years with the Texas Catholic Conference; on
- Bro. Donald Blauvelt
- Bro. Thomas Krieter
SP Assistant Provincial and Steward
- Sr. Charlotte LeBeouf
Marianite of Holy Cross; just finished 4 years at San Juan Diego Prep; now
at Dolores Parish
- Sr. Renee Daigle
Marianite of Holy Cross; vocation director
- Sr. Stephanie Brignac
Marianite of Holy Cross; teaches at San Juan Diego Prep
- Bro. Matthew McKenna
Teaches at San Juan Diego Prep
- Mr. Mario Guzmán
Theology Student at Oblate College, San Antonio
- Sr. Joan Mader
Candidate Director, La Luz Parish, Guadalupe, Nuevo León
- Sr. Lili Martínez
Community organizer, Dolores Parish, Austin Interfaith
- Paty and Nohemi
Two candidates for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Guadalupe, Nuevo León
- Rev. John Korcsmar
SP Provincial; Pastor, Dolores Church
LeBeouf led very good discussion of the gifts that Holy Cross brings
to the Austin area. We believe that there are many good qualities that we
|Being Educators in
||Concern for Justice
|Trust in Providence
Blauvelt pointed out that these qualities of our apostolic and
community life are very important, but the special gift that Holy Cross brings
to the Church is the gift of being a family or community composed of priests,
brothers, and sisters. This vision is unique to Holy Cross.
Camarena Skeith did an excellent job in leading a discussion of areas
in which we might want to collaborate together on in Austin. Most of the
discussion centered on how parishes might collaborate with San Juan Diego Prep
with campus ministry and with recruiting students. It was pointed out that
there already is a great deal of collaboration between St. Edward's University
and San Juan Diego Prep. San Juan Diego Prep has the highest ratio of
religious to students in any Catholic high school in the United States.
Sr. Lili Martínez did the evaluation and the
closing. People thought that it was worthwhile to get together and thought
that we should do this again.
|Some of those
who were gathered at Steiner Lodge
||Bro. Richard Daly makes a
point. Bro. Thomas Krieter looks skeptical.
Wilkinson gives his opinion.
||Sr. Lili Martínez leads the
still isn't too sure.
||Ms. Minerva Camarena Skeith
leads the discussion.
||Mario Guzmán, Bro. Matt
McKenna, Sr. Renee Daigle, Fr. Rick Wilkinson, and Sr. Carlota.