Saints and Scholars

2-week Intensive Leadership Experience

Notre Dame Vision is partnering with Holy Cross College (across the street from Notre Dame) to offer high school students from around the country the opportunity to significantly develop as leaders through a dual experience that combines faith formation, spiritual growth, theological study, and community immersion. Through the Vision Saints & Scholars Program, students spend one week at Notre Dame Vision followed by a second week at Holy Cross College, where they will both study and practice theology and public engagement through one of four distinctive tracks:

  • The Medicine of Mercy: Theology and Public Health
    This seminar will be perfect for those considering careers in health care who want to explore the relevance of theology for that field.  

  • Who is My Neighbor: Theology and Immigration
    This seminar explores the role of the Church in addressing immigration and refugee crises.  Students will see firsthand the work of the Church on these topics.  

  • A Voice in the Wilderness: Theology and Media
    Would you like to produce an on-air segment for a Catholic radio station? This track will get that chance, and be able to explore ancient and modern writings on evangelization.

  • The Lord of Creation: Theology and Sustainability
    Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to lead the charge in caring for creation.  This seminar will dig into that topic, even getting your hands dirty at a local community garden.

What are the dates?

Students may participate in the Vision Saints & Scholars Program in one of two periods:

Option 1:

July 10-14, attend Notre Dame Vision

July 14-21, attend Holy Cross Saints & Scholars (includes the weekend after Vision)

Option 2:

July 17-21, attend Notre Dame Vision

July 21-28, attend Holy Cross Saints & Scholars (includes the weekend after Vision)

What does it cost?

The registration fee for the dual experience (Vision + Saints & Scholars) is $600. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

How do I apply?

The application process for this dual experience is separate from the typical Vision application process. Apply now to the Vision Saints & Scholars Program.

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Contact the Notre Dame Vision Office:

334 Geddes Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556 Phone: 574-631-7425 Fax: 574-631-6968