Cultural Exchange: Students Spend Spring Break on an Indian Reservation

Cristo Rey in Waukegan and Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota are almost 950 miles and worlds apart. But both share common challenges. In Waukegan there is high unemployment, violent crime, struggling schools and few educational options. In the 2.8 million acre Pine Ridge Reservation of 40,000 people, it is the second poorest county in the United States … Read More

CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange featured in The Chicago Tribune

In an article headlined, “Waukegan Cristo Rey students spend spring break with Native Americans,” The Chicago Tribune featured the CRSM/Red Cloud cultural exchange over Spring Break. By Emily K. Coleman The steam was everywhere, rising up from the hot stones in the center of the sweat lodge and sweeping down the curved sides of the structure. Cristo Rey St. Martin … Read More

Immigration Forum at CRSM Informs, Eases Anxiety

“Tengo miedo,” (“I am scared.” “I am concerned and afraid about the future,”) was the collective murmur of the more than 100 people gathered Wednesday night at a “Know Your Rights” information session held at Cristo Rey St. Martin in Waukegan. But Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. attempted to quell the fears. He delivered a forceful message that … Read More

Empty Bowls: CRSM Students Share their Art to Help the Hungry

Join our students and their wonderful grassroots movement to help bring the CRSM community together to raise money for Feed My Starving Children and grow awareness of hunger close to home and around the globe. The first annual “Empty Bowls” event, will be held March 24, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is designed to bring the CRSM community … Read More

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