Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass Celebrates Hope, Healing and Strength

Bearing flowers and lifting their voices and hearts in song, CRSM students, faculty, staff and supporters gathered Dec. 12, 2016 to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a Mass presided by Father Ronald Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago. In honor of the annual tradition, the seniors took the lead in preparing the Mass, including … Read More

Walk. Pray. Love. Students Make Lenten Season Holy

Lent is a season of repentance and renewal. For CRSM students, it is also includes a month of events targeted to contemplation, reflective prayer and taking action to embrace the call for mercy. During the Lenten season, CRSM students and staff on several occasions prayed the rosary with detainees at the Broadview Detention Center, holding vigil with immigrants being deported … Read More

CRSM Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

With singing, hugging and powerful words, a packed crowd of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep students, faculty, staff and visitors reflected on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote speaker Walstone Francis from Shiloh Baptist Church in Waukegan recited the words of Dr. King and challenged students to embrace their educational opportunities to “find your purpose in life,” … Read More

Student Volunteerism Makes a Difference

‘Tis the season to be giving, has extra special significance at CRSM, where students have been busy manning winter coat drives, “adopting” 20 children to receive Christmas gifts and marching in prayer through the streets of Chicago at the annual Posada to show their support for immigrants. This generosity of time, talent and spirit, adds up to 2,082 hours of … Read More

In Solidarity: A Night of Taize’ Prayer

The CRSM community gathered Nov. 16, 2015 for an evening of Taize’ prayer to honor the Feast Day of Christ the King, but after hearing about the terrible events in Paris, focused prayer on victims of violence along with refugees and immigrants, and the hope for Christ’s peace in our hearts. “It is perhaps significant that Taize’ prayer originated in … Read More

Paying It Forward: Students Launch Week of Giving

In an effort to help contribute to and connect with the true spirit of the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, students and staff rolled up their sleeves and spent three afternoons during the first week of November volunteering at nonprofits throughout Lake County including: Feed My Starving Children, Northern Illinois Food Bank and Catholic Charities. St. Martin, our “patron … Read More

St. Martin de Porres: A Compass for Service

Students, teachers, staff, parents and guests celebrated Mass Nov. 2, in celebration of the Feast of all Souls, the Day of the Dead, and Feast of St. Martin de Porres. “Like St. Martin de Porres, God wants you to know him by serving one another,” said Fr. Kevin Flaherty, S.J., Superior of First Studies, Loyola University. Fr. Flaherty told those gathered about … Read More

Summer Camps: Future Leaders, Preachers

Last year it was Las Vegas. This summer, a team of five CRSM students converged on the Corn Belt and the cradle of the Viatorian Community in Bourbonnais, IL for a week-long leadership training camp. A second group of students headed east to Michigan for a preaching conference sponsored by the CRSM endorsing community, the Sinsinawa Dominicans. At the Sixth … Read More

Youth Volunteers Honored at We Day

Stephanie and Alex are among the 14 CRSM freshman who joined thousands of young people who are involved in their communities and earned their tickets to the hottest show in town: We Day Illinois. Chicago’s own superstar Jennifer Hudson, and Academy Award winner, Common, were joined by Magic Johnson, Selena Gomez and a host of celebrities in town for We … Read More