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. Please note: All visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks inside campus buildings (except when eating and drinking).

2021 Schedule

Saints of Healing: Physical, Cultural, and Spiritual

September 11 (vs. Toledo) 10:30am  
"St. Francis and St. Augustine: Saints of Laudato Si"
John C. Cavadini, Director, McGrath Institute for Church Life; Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

September 18 (vs. Purdue) 10:30am  
Thea Bowman
Kayla August, Doctoral Student, Boston College

October 2 (vs. Cincinnati) 10:30am  
"Saints of the Black Death"
Timothy P. O’Malley, Director of Education, McGrath Institute for Church Life

October 23 (vs. USC) 10:30am  
Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman, Venerable Mother Henriette Delille, Servant of God Julia Greely, Servant of God Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint
Ernest Morrell, Coyle Professor in Literacy Education, Notre Dame

October 30 (vs. North Carolina) 10:30am  
"Julian of Norwich: Prodigal Healing and the Prodigious Mercy of God"
Cyril O’Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology, Notre Dame 

November 6 (vs. Navy) 10:30am  
"Saint Juan Diego and the Subversion of Conquest"
Timothy Matovina, Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

November 20 (vs. Georgia Tech) 10:30am  
"Bernadette, The Spring, and The Immaculate One"
Catherine Cavadini, Associate Teaching Professor of Theology

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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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