Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: Main Building

Posted by Elizabeth Clarke on Mar 16, 2021 7:12:00 AM

Notre Dame, our Mother
Tender, strong and true,
Proudly in the heavens
Gleams thy gold and blue.

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Topics: Congregation of Holy Cross, Mary, Notre Dame, pilgrimage, Marian devotion

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: Corby Hall

Posted by Rev. Aaron Michka, C.S.C. on Dec 15, 2020 7:04:00 AM

Corby Hall is the primary residence for the priests and brothers who work at the University of Notre Dame. It is our home in the heart of campus. Most members of Corby Hall actually live in student residence halls, which means that Corby Hall is not a house in the typical sense. Instead of a shared roof, what brings the men of Corby Hall together is our practice of having prayer and meals in common. It is through our worship and fellowship that we are restored and renewed for our ministry at Notre Dame.  

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Topics: Holy Spirit, prayer, pilgrimage, community, Fr. Ted Hesburgh CSC

Sacred Sites of Notre Dame: Founder's Monument

Posted by Kristi Haas on Nov 17, 2020 11:57:32 AM

Hidden among tall trees and larger sites like the log chapel, the Grotto, and Old College is the Founder’s Monument, which commemorates the arrival of Fr. Edward Sorin and seven Holy Cross brothers in 1842. A statue of St. Joseph holding the child Jesus overlooks Saint Mary’s Lake. Across the pathway, a sign presents Fr. Sorin’s letter to Blessed Basil Moreau, sharing the joy of arrival and imagining what God, in his providence, might one day do with the gift of this place.

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Topics: pilgrimage, downloadable resources

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