Saturdays with the Saints

Rallying the Communion of 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 begin at 10:30 a.m. 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.

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2019 Schedule

Saints of the Blessed Sacrament


September 14 (vs. New Mexico) 10:30am  
"Linus, Cletus, Clement, and All the Saints of the Eucharistic Prayer"
Timothy P. O’Malley, Director of Education, McGrath Institute for Church Life

September 28 (vs. Virginia) 10:30am 
Blessed John Henry Newman, on the occasion of his canonization 
"The Eucharist and the Making of Saints"
Cyril O'Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

October 5 (vs. Bowling Green) 10:30am  
Dorothy Day, Servant of God
"The Eucharist Orders us to the Poor"
John C. Cavadini, Director, McGrath Institute for Church Life; Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

October 12 (vs. USC) 10:30am 
Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P.
"The Eucharist as 'Sacrament of Charity'"
Joseph Wawrykow, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

November 2 (vs. Virginia Tech) 10:30am 
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, C.Ss.R.
"A Saint for the Impious"
Francesca Murphy, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

November 16 (vs. Navy) 10:30am 
Saint Padre Pio
"The Sacrament and the Stigmata"
Nathan O'Halloran, S.J., Department of Theology, Notre Dame

November 23 (vs. Boston College) 10:30am  
Saint Gertrude the Great, O.S.B.
"Visions of Communion"
Sr. Ann Astell, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

Upcoming Events

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.

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