Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Posted by Isaac Garcia on Feb 23, 2021 11:19:45 AM

“Papa, what’s that fancy church?”

My toddler likes to look at pictures of our wedding, especially as a stalling tactic ahead of naps and bedtime.

“That’s a very special church at Notre Dame, where Mama and Papa went to school. That’s also where Mama and Papa got married.”

“Oh. I like that special church.”

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Topics: Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, sacred architecture, basilica of the sacred heart

Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted by Adriana Rivera on Jan 19, 2021 2:13:05 PM

Whether as a drive-by or as your intentional destination, chances are that, if you have ever been to the University of Notre Dame, you have been captivated at one point or another by the glistening light of candles that cast their shadows upon the inside walls of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Or, perhaps your attention goes directly to the statue tucked discreetly inside a relatively small niche on the upper right side of the striking stone structure.

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Topics: Marian Shrines, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, Marian devotion

Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: Old College

Posted by Andrew Fritz, CSC on Oct 27, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Built in 1843 by Fr. Sorin and seven Holy Cross Brothers, Old College is the oldest building on the Notre Dame campus. The simple brick structure has had many uses over the years, including a student dormitory, classrooms, a clothing room, a bakery, and even a dining hall. 

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Topics: Notre Dame, pilgrimage, downloadable resources, campus ministry

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

Make a Pilgrimage at Our Lady's University

Posted by Anna Bradley on Sep 8, 2020 7:02:00 AM

The campus at the University of Notre Dame is often regarded as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S., and for good reason. The grounds crew maintains painstaking attention to detail during every season, ensuring the lawns are neatly manicured, flowers are perpetually in bloom during the warmer months, and Notre Dame is presenting its best self to any visitors. 

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Topics: prayer, faith, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, downloadable resources

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