Saturdays with the Saints

Saturdays with the Saints has established itself as a popular Notre Dame football pregame ritual that combines the university's rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days. Notre Dame theology faculty and McGrath Institute staff will deliver dynamic lectures on saints chosen for their uncommon virtue and their willingness to let their faith stand in contradiction to the wisdom of the world.

The lectures take place in the Andrews Auditorium on the lower level of Geddes Hall adjacent to Hesburgh Library. The talks are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the events tend to fill to capacity. 

A Season with Our Lady

Sept. 2 (vs. Tennessee State) at 10:30 a.m.
Tota Pulchra: Immaculate Conception
Sr. Ann Astell, Ph.D., Professor of Theology

Sept. 16 (vs. Central Michigan) at 10:30 a.m.
Mother of Mercy
John Cavadini, Ph.D., McGrath-Cavadini Director, McGrath Institute for Church Life

Sept. 23 (vs. Ohio State) at 3:30 p.m
Mother of the Church
Gary Anderson, Ph.D., Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Thought

Oct. 14 (vs. USC) at 3:30 p.m.
Mother of God
Joshua McManaway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice

Oct. 28 (vs. Pittsburgh) at 10:30 a.m.
Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope
Timothy O'Malley, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice

Nov. 18 (vs. Wake Forest) at 10:30 a.m.
Queen of Heaven
Catherine Cavadini, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Theology

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Saturdays with the Saints 2017: St. Nicholas

Gabriel Radle, Visiting Assistant Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, presents on the life and cult of St. Nicholas of Myra. This lecture was the seventh lecture in the 2017 Saturdays with the Saints series.