Fr. Hesburgh Celebrates 95th Birthday


In recognition of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh’s, C.S.C., 95th birthday on May 25, a feature story ran in the South Bend Tribune.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he was ordained a Holy Cross priest on June 24, 1943, and served as president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years. Now President Emeritus, Fr. Hesburgh is an internationally recognized leader in higher education and advocate for human rights, justice and peace. He has been awarded 150 honorary degrees, more than anyone in history. The Notre Dame Alumni Association has designated the month of May as the “Hesburgh Month of Service” to honor the serving example set by Fr. Hesburgh.

Fr. Hesburgh livesat Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind. He still keeps office hours in the Hesburgh Library and says Mass daily. He is the longest-serving priest in the Congregation’s U.S. Province.

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