Mary White - Feb '08
What are the times of the masses during the week?
Bob Leverenz - Nov '06
Since my visit to Holy Cross in September we have attempted
to return to our routine. However, that attempt has taken
an unexpected turn. My wife, Lindy has been diagnosed
with lung cancer. Surgery has been ruled out. Thus we
will begin a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation within
two weeks. I invite your prayers for Lindy.
I would be remiss if I did not say thank you once again
for the hospitality the community showed me during my
stay in September. It was nurturing.
I trust this note finds you well. May your quieting presence
engender a spirit of reconciliation across the land. Grace
and Peace, Bob Leverenz
Alan Steele - Jul '06
Dear friends it is some months since I spent a night with
you. At that time my life was in termoil and I could not
see a way forward. A priest called Martin from Belfast
arranged for me to stay and paid for my visit. Since then
my life has changed completely and I know that I owe you
so much because without your kindness and more importantly
prayer I know I would not be here now. I would love to
spend two nights with you again soon and if this is possible
please let me know, Alan.
The Reverend Christine Barton, M.Div. (ret'd)
- June '06
I was delighted to discover your wonderful new
monastery and place of reconciliation and faith. I was
researching Irish Monks for a friend whose 7 year old
grandson wished to know more about them. She has just
returned from Ireland and had written a story for all
her grandchildren about the old monks and monasteries
. The youngest asked the question. "What happened
to the monks, where are they today?"
Brónagh - January '06
Brónagh (also my name) comes from the Irish word
Sorrow, there was a St. Bronagh who is said to have been
a popular figure in her home area of County Down where
her bell is venerated because so many girls in that area
are named for her. Saint Brónach was a 6th-century
mystic from Ireland.
St. Bronach (d. unknown Feastday: April 2) is known as
The "Virgin of Glen Seichis," an Irish mystic
listed in the martyrologies of Tallaght and Donegal. She
is much revered for her beauty and spiritual gifts. Glen-Seichis
is now called Kilbrony or Kilbronach, located in County
Hope its helpful, even more information would be great,
though, if anyone else can help, thank you.
Gerard P Morgan - March 05
When I shall return to my Motherland God wiling I shall
visit this Holy place. Remember us in your prayers.
Bronagh Lenehan-Jones - March '05
Many people ask me the origin of the my name Bronagh,
the only information I have on the name is that she was
a desciple of St Patrick and was from Northern Ireland.
I would be grateful to anyone who could tell me more about
Y ours sincerely, Bronagh!
Elizabeth Butkovich Kemling - August
I was very impressed with this article especially because
I see it was a McGivern who was the "Master Builder".
My ancestors are from Rostrevor. I am a descendent of
Patrick "The General" McGivern. His son was
my great-great maternal grandfather (Bernard McGivern)
. I am very proud to know one of my own helped to see
this dream a reality.
Please give my regards to Maurice McGivern and all the
people of Rostrevor.
God Bless you all!
Maureen E. McGivern - August 2004
I just want to comment on this remarkable and
awesome project and thank each and every one of you for
the faith and courage to be "who you truly are".
hope to visit someday. I'm also on a spiritual quest to
promote unity in my part of the world ie Everett,
WA, USA. I'm sure you'll agree it is easier to say than
do. It's hard to get people to have an open heart and
Thank you for what you've done!