The Cross, Our Only Hope


by Andrew Gawrych;Kevin Grove; , Kevin Grove, C.S.C.

The Cross, Our Only Hope
Publication date: 2016-05-20
Number of pages: 512
ISBN: 9781594716539

The publication of the first edition of The Cross, Our Only Hope in 2008 established it as a foundational work of contemporary Holy Cross spirituality. This thoroughly revised edition, which features many new contributions, is a must-have for members of the Congregation of Holy Cross; its friends, lay collaborators, benefactors; and anyone interested in the spiritual tradition of the religious order.

Priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross—including pastors, teachers, and administrators—offer an introduction to the rich, vibrant spirituality of the Congregation through a series of daily reflections on the themes of Holy Cross spirituality: trust in God, zeal, compassion, hope in the cross, discipleship, and education in the faith.

This revised edition includes a new foreword, a new introduction by the authors, new reflections, new contributors (including more international contributors than the previous edition), and quotes from St. André Bessette, who was canonized in 2010. The ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross include Ave Maria Press, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Portland, Stonehill College, King’s College, and many other Holy Cross schools and institutions around the world.

Features & Benefits 

  • Holy Cross is more than 175 years old and is at the heart of the deep religious traditions at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Portland, Stonehill College, King’s College, and many other institutions throughout the world.
  • Holy Cross spirituality lies at the heart of the 170-plus-year-old religious tradition of Notre Dame. Anyone who has an association with the university and the Congregation—even a sentimental one—should take an interest in this book.
  • The beatification of Blessed Basil Moreau in 2007 and the canonization of St. André Bessette in 2010 continues to give the Congregation of Holy Cross and its apostolates an opportunity to explore and celebrate their distinctive Holy Cross identity as “educators in the faith.”

Because the book has been so substantially revised, there's a strong incentive for owners of the current edition to buy the new book.

Rev. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2008. He serves as the director of the Congregation’s International House of Formation in Santiago, Chile, after years working in parishes in the United States. Fr. Gawrych is the editor and coeditor of several Holy Cross books, including the first edition of The Cross, Our Only Hope; The Gift of Hope; The Gift of the Cross; You Have Redeemed the World; and Basil Moreau: Essential Writings.

Rev. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2010. In 2015, he was awarded a PhD in theology from the University of Cambridge. Fr. Grove is the coeditor of the first edition of The Cross, Our Only Hope and Basil Moreau: Essential Writings.

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