As the Christmas season approaches, we want to get in the holiday spirit with some of our great Notre Dame titles! Whether they’re gifts for a loved one or for yourself, these books about the university we know and love deserve to be under your tree. Welcome to the Twelve Days of Notre Dame!
On the first day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . The University of Notre Dame: A History by Thomas E. Blantz C.S.C.
The University of Notre Dame is the definitive history of the university, from its founding in 1842 to the acclaimed undergraduate and research institution it became by the early twenty-first century. It’s an essential for anyone who wants to know the past of Notre Dame as we all look to the future!
On the second day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Being Catholic, Being American by Robert E. Burns.
Add more Catholic history to your shelf with Being Catholic, Being American. As the pre-eminent American Catholic University, Notre Dame often serves as a mirror of the travails and triumphs of the American Catholic community. These two volumes describe the history and influence of the university as it grew to be the institution it is today.
On the third day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . God, Country, Notre Dame: The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh by Theodore M. Hesburgh C.S.C.
Experience Father Hesburgh’s life story in his own words in God, Country, Notre Dame. As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator, and activist, Father Hesburgh was for decades considered the most influential priest in America. His autobiography brings his phenomenal accomplishments to readers with his own voice and personal perspective.
On the fourth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . The Chapels of Notre Dame by Lawrence S. Cunningham and Matt Cashore.
A wonderful way to appreciate Notre Dame’s Catholic identity is admiring the chapels that beautify campus. The Chapels of Notre Dame brings to life the sixty chapels located throughout Notre Dame with over two hundred stunning photographs.
On the fifth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record by Robert Schmuhl.
In Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh, Robert Schmuhl captures the essence, spirit, and humanity of a great leader through personal interviews and stories. This personal and warmhearted portrait of the man who was for decades considered the most influential priest in America is a wonderful read for those who know Hesburgh’s legacy, and those who are learning about him for the first time.
On the sixth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Stories in Light: A Guide to the Stained Glass of the Basilica at the University of Notre Dame by Cecilia Davis Cunningham and Nancy Cavadini.
The stained glass of the Basilica is beautiful to see, and the beauty lingers as you discover the history behind each window. Stories in Light is your guide to the incredible stories living in the stained glass on Notre Dame’s campus, whether you’re there in person or experiencing it from afar.
On the seventh day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Football Weekends at Notre Dame: Snapshots and Traditions by Bill Schmitt and Lou Sabo.
Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame! Football season may be ending for this year, but there’s always time to reminisce and look forward to next year! Football Weekends at Notre Dame captures the gameday experience and brings it to live with pictures and stories from all kinds of fans.
On the eighth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Notre Dame vs. The Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defied the KKK by Todd Tucker.
Todd Tucker’s Notre Dame vs. The Klan tells the shocking story of the three-day confrontation in the streets of South Bend, Indiana, that would change both institutions forever. Learn about this incredible piece of Notre Dame history where students stood up to the KKK and their recruitment efforts.
On the ninth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Monk’s Tale by Edward A. Malloy C.S.C.
One of the most respected figures in Catholic higher education, the Reverend Edward A. Malloy has written a thoroughly engaging set of memoirs. You can get all three installments of Monk Malloy’s memoirs, a wonderful gift for anyone interested in his life and legacy as well as the university.
On the tenth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Notre Dame’s Happy Returns: Dublin, the Experience, the Game by Brian Ó Conchubhair, Susan Mullen Guibert, and Matt Cashore.
Notre Dame has had a deep connection to Ireland since the very founding of the university. Notre Dame’s Happy Returns gives you a beautiful look at that connection as a travel guide, sports book, and lush photographic essay all in one. A perfect gift for any and all Notre Dame fans, alumni, or anyone with a connection to the university!
On the eleventh day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . Monk’s Notre Dame by Edward A. Malloy C.S.C.
This wonderful collection of humorous, poignant, and revealing stories and anecdotes offers special insight into the university that Father Malloy has served so faithfully. Anyone who has studied, taught, or worked at the University of Notre Dame, and those otherwise interested in the university, will find Monk’s Notre Dame delightful.
On the twelfth day of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish gave to me. . . The Chronicles of Notre Dame Du Lac by Edward Sorin C.S.C.
No shelf is complete without the original record of the founding of Notre Dame, straight from Father Sorin himself. The Chronicles of Notre Dame Du Lac is a personal account of Notre Dame’s founding and growth from the very beginning of the university.