January President’s Pen:

We are building more than a building together.  That statement is now our theme for our upcoming Founders’ Dinner on April 18, 2020 but it is more than one event’s byline – it cuts to the heart of our mission at CRSM.  We are on a journey with our students to create real and lasting change in our world. Several … Read More

CRSM Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 21st, CRSM honored Dr. King’s life and his mission of spreading God’s dream for us with an all-school prayer service.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a wonderful example of using our voices to seek justice for all humans and highlighted the importance of seeing one another as brothers and sisters. Pierre Edmonds (Dean of Students), an ordained … Read More

The Events of POSADA 2019

Again this year CRSM celebrated Posada in two ways. At 5:45 am on Friday December 13, Campus Ministry took students to an immigration Posada Prayer Walk in downtown Chicago.  The posada was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, which connects the search of Mary & Joseph for shelter before Jesus was born with … Read More

November is Our Month

November may be Campus Ministry’s busiest month. As Jim Dippold, Director of Campus Ministry put it, “November is our month”.  Starting with the Feast of St. Martin de Porres on November 3rd and ending on the 24th of the month with the Catholic Church’s worldwide celebration of the Feast of Christ the King,  Campus Ministry involved scores of CRSM students, … Read More

93 Juniors Work with Discover Financial and “Together We Rise” to Aid Foster Children

On October 25th the Junior class spent the afternoon building 80 bicycles and creating more than 120 Sweet Cases and Superhero Boxes for foster children – all with hand-decorated messages of care. In Chicago, kids entering foster care receive two trash bags containing their essentials. Together We Rise (TWR), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way kids experience foster … Read More

September President’s Pen: When our students get opportunities, they make the most of them.

Make hay while the sun shines!  With autumn already here, this old adage reminds us to make the most of any opportunity while it exists.  Our students are certainly making the most of their opportunities.  Every week, they are out in the workplace with our job partners in the Corporate Work Study Program earning their education, expanding their professional network, … Read More

2019 Senior Retreat

Cristo Rey St. Martin students know what it’s like to keep a full calendar. Their days of challenging academic schedules, demanding corporate work study jobs and family responsibilities can take on a frenzied pace. Now and again, we all need to give ourselves a quiet “space” – to gain insight and grow deeper relationships with one another and with God. … Read More