Fr. Jim Gallagher is vocation director for the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. He has also served in campus ministry and residence life at the University of Portland, which is run by his congregation. He talked about the insights he has gained into discernment from six years of work as a vocation director, including how a vocation to the priesthood is ultimately rooted in a one’s identity as a man of God. The motto of the Congregation of the Holy Cross is, The Cross is Our Only Hope. Fr. Jim shared his thoughts on the importance of a great devotion to the cross of Christ and the great hope that it has to offer to the whole world.

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena