Hammes Bookstore to Host James T. Connelly, C.S.C, Book Signing for “The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross”

On Friday, September 10, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Notre Dame archivist and historian Father James T. Connelly, C.S.C, will sign copies of his book The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. The book is written for readers interested in the history of the University of Notre Dame and Catholic history.


Father Connelly chronicles the foundation of the Congregation of Holy Cross by Father Basile Moreau, C.S.C., in France, and, centuries later, the Congregation’s first educational institution in America—the University of Notre Dame. This sweeping book offers the first complete history of the Congregation, covering nearly two centuries from 1820 to 2018.

James T. Connelly, C.S.C. is the congregational archivist for the Congregation of Holy Cross. He received both his B.A. (1960) and M.A. (1968) in history from The University of Notre Dame. He is the author of a number of books, including The University of Portland: A Century of Teaching, Faith, and Service and Basile Moreau and the Congregation of Holy Cross, and editor of many more, including The Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac by Edward Sorin, C.S.C.

The book signing is free and open to the public. Connelly will be available to sign books at the Hammes Bookstore on:

  • Friday, Sept. 10, 1:30-3pm
  • Friday, Sept. 17, 3:30-5pm
  • Friday, October 22, 1:30-3pm
  • Friday, Nov. 5, 3:30-5pm
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 1:30-3pm

This piece originally ran at undpressnews.nd.edu.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts, pitts.5@nd.edu, 574.631.3267

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