Holy Cross Week

The spirituality of the Congregation of Holy Cross—as exemplified by people like Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C.; Notre Dame founder Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.; and Saint Andre Bessette - is among the topics explored annually during the week formally called "Holy Cross: Faith in Our Future."

Holy Cross: Faith in Our Future
March 25-29, 2012

Join the University community in celebrating Blessed Basil Moreau, the Congregation of Holy Cross, and a legacy of faith, hope and love that 175 years later continues to nourish the Notre Dame family.

Sunday, March 25, 7:15 p.m.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Sunday Vespers
Gather on Sunday evening to pray through the intercession of Blessed Basil Moreau, beatified in 2007, for the intentions of the University community, vocations to religious life and priesthood, and the zeal to make God known, loved and served.

Monday, March 26, 8 p.m
Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

PARTNERS IN MISSION: Working side by side with the Congregation
Reflections by John Affleck-Graves, University Executive Vice President; Joseph Russo, Director, Student Financial Strategies Program and Heather R. Russell, Associate Vice President, Residential Life. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., Notre Dame President Emeritus, will chair the discussion. Light reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m.
Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

BROTHERS IN MISSION: Life and work in the Congregation
Reflections on the past, present, and future of Holy Cross by Rev. Thomas Doyle, C.S.C., Vice President for Student Affairs; Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C., Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Mr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C., Holy Cross seminarian. Peter Kilpatrick, Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, will chair the discussion.

Thursday, March 29, 5:15 p.m.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

SPES UNICA: The Cross, Our Only Hope
Join the University and Holy Cross community at Mass with Rev. James King, C.S.C., Religious Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame, presiding and celebrating the Cross as our only hope. Reception to follow at Corby Hall for all University faculty and staff.

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Three female students light candles

Students prepare for the procession to the Basilica.

Students standing outside Sorin Hall

Campus Stations of the Cross outside Sorin Hall.

Holy Cross priests enter the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Holy Cross priests process to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart