Category: Notre Dame Interest

Celebrating Founders’ Day

First commemorated by the University of Notre Dame community in the early 1840s, Founders’ Day was an annual celebration tied to the Feast of Edward the Confessor, Patron Saint of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. While the tradition fell by the wayside over the years, this October 12-13, 2021, the University is reviving the celebration of […]

James T. Connelly, C.S.C., Publishes History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

When James T. Connelly, C.S.C., was asked to research and write this book in 1982 by the then superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Thomas Barrosse, Connelly was told that it would only be a matter of synthesizing some books and articles already in print. Father Connelly took him at his word, but when […]

An Excerpt from “The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross,” by James T. Connelly C.S.C.

In 1837, Basile Moreau, C.S.C., founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.), a community of Catholic priests and brothers, to minister to and educate the people of France devastated by the French Revolution. During the centuries that followed, the Congregation expanded its mission around the globe to educate and evangelize, including the establishment in 1842 […]

An Excerpt from “The University of Notre Dame: A History” by Thomas E. Blantz C.S.C.

Thomas Blantz’s monumental The University of Notre Dame: A History tells the story of the renowned Catholic university’s growth and development from a primitive grade school and high school founded in 1842 by the Congregation of Holy Cross in the wilds of northern Indiana to the acclaimed undergraduate and research institution it became by the early twenty-first […]