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 begin 4 hours before kick-off 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. 

Saints of the Blessed Mother

September 10 (vs. Marshall10:30 a.m.  
Saint Alphonsus of Liguori
Ulrich Lehner, Warren Foundation Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

September 17 (vs. Cal10:30 a.m.  
Saint Louis de Montfort
Andrew Ouellette, Director of Campus Ministry, Holy Cross College

October 15 (vs. Stanford) 3:30 p.m.  
Saint Mary in Dante
Leonard DeLorenzo, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Academic Director, Vision

October 22 (vs. UNLV) 10:30 a.m.  
Our Lady of Notre Dame
Kevin Grove, C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Theology

November 5 (vs. Clemson) 3:30 p.m.  
Saints of Our Lady's University
Meg Hunter-Kilmer, Catholic Author, Sullivan Family Saints Fellow

November 19 (vs. Boston College) 10:30 a.m.  
Saint Bernard, Doctor Marialis of the Middle Ages
Sr. Ann Astell, 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.