Students Embark on Border Immersion Trip

On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, arrived at Saint Xavier Mission in Tuscon – the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, often referred to as the “white dove of the desert”.   The group embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join  Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv … Read More

The Snowy and Cold Junior Class Retreat

Early in February the junior class (one-hundred in all) headed out for Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois to gather for the 2019 Junior Class Retreat. You may remember the weather on February 1st – nine inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures! Though the weather did shorten the retreat, there was no lack of enthusiasm among the participants about the value … Read More

Cristo Rey St. Martin Celebrates Posada

Again, as in years past, Cristo Rey St. Martin students re-enacted Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem – traveling from place to place seeking rest and shelter. Posada is a centuries-old tradition celebrated throughout Mexico, Guatemala and migrant communities in the United States. CRSM participated in Posada in two ways this year. At 7am on December 14th, a group of … Read More

Adding Value to the World: Celebrating Work and Social Justice

From the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, to spending Spring Break at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, students, faculty and staff reflected and brought to life the value of work and the quest for social justice. Here are highlights of these two Campus Ministry programs: Spring Break on the Indian Reservation For the second consecutive … Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day brings friends, families and supporters to CRSM

About two dozen parents, grandparents, donors and friends arrived bearing bouquets of flowers to join CRSM students, faculty and staff on Dec. 11, 2017 to celebrate Mass in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The feast is an annual celebration for Mexican, Mexican-Americans and other Latino groups, many who make pilgrimages and/or gather to pay tribute to … Read More

‘Tis the season for student service

Want to know how CRSM students “holiday?” By giving back to the community. Kicking off the season of giving, almost 60 students, their siblings and CRSM staff, spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving packing children’s books for Catholic Charities to make sure area tots find gifts from Santa under their trees and sorting clothing and household items for the Salvation Army. … 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

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