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Game day lecture series featuring the saints returns for eighth year

August 09, 2017Meg Mirshak

The eighth annual “Saturdays with the Saints” lecture series sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame will feature seven saints whose lives give witness to the idea that “the foolishness of God is wiser than men.” (1 Cor. 1:25) Read More

Digital planetarium show created by Notre Dame faculty on exhibit at Astana World’s Fair

June 28, 2017Meg Mirshak

A digital planetarium show created by University of Notre Dame faculty and the director of the university’s digital visualization theater is on exhibit at the World’s Fair in Astana, Kazakhstan. Read More

Notre Dame theologian to address U.S. bishops on youth and vocational discernment

June 08, 2017Meg Mirshak

John Cavadini

John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, will deliver a theological reflection to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during its annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15 in Indianapolis. Read More

Bishop Robert Barron to deliver keynote at Notre Dame conference on young people, faith and vocation

May 30, 2017Meg Mirshak

“Cultures of Formation: Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment” will be held March 5-7, 2018. The goal of the conference is to examine the cultural influences that form young people today and equip the Church with a renewed missionary creativity. Read More

Catholic scientists to meet at society’s inaugural conference co-sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life

April 20, 2017Meg Mirshak

The Society of Catholic Scientists will convene April 21-23 at its inaugural conference co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life. Read More

Marian Procession and May Crowning to be held at Notre Dame

March 27, 2017Meg Mirshak

A traditional Catholic devotion that honors Mary, the mother of Jesus, will be held on the Notre Dame campus on Sunday, May 7. The Marian Procession and May Crowning features prayer, song, Scripture and a crowning of a Marian statue.
 

The Marian procession begins at 1 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto behind the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The procession will pass by the Basilica and Main Building before arriving at the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Geddes Hall where Mary will be crowned with flowers. A reception will follow on the third floor of Geddes Hall which houses the McGrath Institute for Church Life, sponsor of the event. Families are encouraged to attend. Read More

Screening of film featuring friars who serve society’s outcasts to be followed by conversation with producer

March 10, 2017Meg Mirshak

An eye-opening documentary featuring society’s forgotten poor and the Franciscan friars who live and work beside them in some of the world’s most desolate communities will be screened in the Browning Cinema at Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on April 2 at noon.

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Take a Lenten Journey through the Book of Exodus with Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life

February 13, 2017Meg Mirshak

Spend the 40 days of Lent with the Book of Exodus in preparation for Easter. The McGrath Institute for Church Life is offering a three-part lecture series, one-credit course and reading groups for those interested in deepening their Lenten practice by reading Old Testament Scripture with expert help from Notre Dame theologians. Read More

Techniques used to illuminate The Saint John’s Bible to be featured during lecture

January 16, 2017Meg Mirshak

A handwritten, illuminated Bible and the methods used to create it will be discussed during a lecture at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. Read More

International crèche exhibit and pilgrimage returns to Notre Dame campus

November 28, 2016Meg Mirshak

Christmas nativity scenes recreated by cultures from around the world are on display in six University of Notre Dame campus buildings from Nov. 28 through Jan. 31.

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