The Essential Heart of Advent Prayer

Posted by Fr. Joseph Guido, O.P. on Dec 22, 2020 7:04:00 AM

The weather fit the day. Banks of low, grey, rippled clouds that foretold the rain and chill to come. Bare branches, their bark exposed, and the dry, brittle leaves that had once shown bright now crunching underfoot. Late November in New England and the feast of Christ the King, 2020.

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Topics: prayer, liturgical year, Advent

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

Advent Anticipation: Of Mystics, Martyrs, and Unknown Bards

Posted by Eric T. Styles on Dec 7, 2020 12:12:24 PM

Children don’t get weary,
Children don’t get weary,
Children don’t get weary,
Till your work is done.

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
The time is drawing nigh.

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Topics: prayer, Advent

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

Choosing Trust with St. Ignatius of Loyola

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Jul 31, 2020 7:05:00 AM

During the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, I strive to live with intentionality and creativity.  At times, I have found myself struggling with a fear of the unknown that paralyzes me as I try to contemplate the many possibilities for what the future may hold. Ultimately, I trust in God as the One who created me out of love, who sent his Son into the world to die for me and to draw me into the life of the Trinity, and who sent the Holy Spirit to guide me. Yet, in the moments when my wonder turns to fear—about the health of those I love, what the fall semester will look like, or when I might next see and hug my family living out-of-state—I cling to a need for certainty and a desire to control.

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Topics: Jesuit spirituality, prayer, spiritual exercises, trusting in God, coronavirus, St. Ignatius, COVID-19 Resources, Suscipe

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