Category: Notre Dame Interest

A Celebration of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to share a collection of some of its most indispensable books in African American studies and African American Intellectual History to amplify Black voices. William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the […]

Stories in Light: The Three Apsidal Chapels

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame contains one of the largest collections of late nineteenth-century French stained glass outside of France. Stories in Light by Cecilia Davis Cunningham and Nancy Cavadini describes the windows according to their location in the building, from the narthex at the entrance to the […]

Stories in Light: The Seven Radiating Chapels

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame contains one of the largest collections of late nineteenth-century French stained glass outside of France. Stories in Light by Cecilia Davis Cunningham and Nancy Cavadini describes the windows according to their location in the building, from the narthex at the entrance to the […]

Stories in Light: The Sanctuary – The Sacred Center

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame contains one of the largest collections of late nineteenth-century French stained glass outside of France. Stories in Light by Cecilia Davis Cunningham and Nancy Cavadini describes the windows according to their location in the building, from the narthex at the entrance to the […]

Stories in Light: The Transept – The Body of the Edifice

The transept arms, set at right angles to the nave, make the basilica cruciform, or cross-shaped. The transept windows are to be read following the advance of light throughout the day, beginning at the east end with the large Pentecost window and then proceeding to the four windows that line the transept. They conclude at […]

Stories in Light: The Nave – The Heart of the Church

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame contains one of the largest collections of late nineteenth-century French stained glass outside of France. Stories in Light by Cecilia Davis Cunningham and Nancy Cavadini describes the windows according to their location in the building, from the narthex at the entrance to the […]

Stories in Light: The Narthex – The Vestibule of the Basilica

When visitors open the central southern doors of the basilica, they enter a vestibule called the narthex, which leads into the main body of the church. In many church buildings, murals in the narthex or sculpture above the outer central doors often depicted the Last Judgment, reminding those who entered of the final realities of […]