Saturdays with the Saints 2014

By Valerie McCance

Saturdays with the Saints“Thank God for the saints whose feast days come around and remind us that we too are called to be saints.” (Dorothy Day, “On Pilgrimage-October 1949.” The Catholic Worker, October 1949.


The Institute for Church Life hosts its fifth annual series, Saturdays with the Saints. Launched in 2010, Saturdays with the Saints offers an hour-long presentation on saints on the mornings of select home football games. Offering visitors to campus a unique opportunity for spiritual reflection, the program draws on distinguished members of the Notre Dame faculty. Held in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall (home to the Institute for Church Life) and starting at 10:30 a.m., the schedule for this fall is:

August 30 | “Mary” at Notre Dame
Mary in Art and Image on Notre Dame’s campus
Lawrence S. Cunningham, O'Brien Chair of Theology Emeritus, Notre Dame

September 6 | Theologian and More: Thomas Aquinas the Saint
Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Theology, Notre Dame

October 4 | A Family of Saints: Thérèse of Lisieux and her Parents, as encountered by Dorothy Day (Thérèse,1960)
On the occasion of the opening of the Synod on the Family, October 2014
Katie Cavadini, Assistant Chair, Department of Theology, Notre Dame.

October 11 | Saints as Popes: The Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II  
Cyril O’Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology, Notre Dame

November 15 | The Holy Family: Images in Art
On the occasion of the Synod on the Family, October 2014
Dianne Phillips, Independent ScholarSouth Bend


For a list of earlier topics and access to recorded lectures, click here.