Father Michael Mathis, C.S.C. founded the liturgical studies program at the University of Notre Dame in 1947. Out of his summer programs in liturgical studies grew the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, established in 1970.

Since 1971, the Center for Liturgy has hosted annual conferences and national workshops in the area of liturgical formation.

For a complete history of Father Michael Mathis, C.S.C., read the biographical sketch.