Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: The Log Chapel

Posted by Anna Bradley on Sep 29, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Built in 1831 as the headquarters for French missionaries working in northern Indiana, the Log Chapel was the first building on what is now Notre Dame’s campus. Fr. Sorin received the Log Chapel, along with the rest of the campus property, when he arrived in 1842. This one-room cabin with an attic served all of Notre Dame’s needs during its first year.

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Topics: liturgy, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, sacraments, downloadable resources

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jul 13, 2020 5:13:13 PM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun. 

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Topics: devotional prayer, liturgy, Mass, family life, science, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

Liturgy and Education, Part 8: The Art of Understanding

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jul 8, 2020 7:04:00 AM

In our previous post for this series, we attended to the art of memory as the cultivation of the imagination. Such memory is liturgical insofar as it enables us to perceive the “more” that is given in creation. An education devoid of memory makes it difficult to perceive the world in its richness.

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Topics: liturgy, education, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 6: Desiring Happiness

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 24, 2020 12:42:16 PM

In the last contribution to this series, I addressed the need for a liturgical interruption relative to Catholic school curricula. These curricula often presume that human beings are made for work and thus contribution to industry. This assumption is at the heart of STEM curricula. A ST(R)E(A)M curriculum simply adds religion and arts to the mix, without awareness that this addition might upset the whole basis of the curriculum to begin with.

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Topics: liturgy, education, Liturgy Week, Catholic schools, liturgy and education

Liturgy and Education, Part 5: Liturgy & the Catholic School's Curriculum

Posted by Timothy O'Malley on Jun 17, 2020 2:21:58 PM

Thus far, this series has focused on the educational qualities possessed by liturgical prayer celebrated in the school, the parish, and the family. Liturgy is educational insofar as it forms us to see human life as ordered toward the adoration of God. If we are attentive to liturgy’s pedagogy, then we may learn what it means to be fully human.

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Topics: liturgy, Catholic schools, liturgy and education, STEM, STREAM

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