Showing items for 'December 2011'

Amazement at the Grotto

Posted by Michael O. Garvey on

It appears early each Advent season, the massive creche mounted on a platform of hay bales at the western edge of Notre Dame's Grotto. Vibrantly colored, oversized figures of Mary, Joseph, an adoring shepherd, the oncoming Magi, some eerily well-groomed livestock and a girlish angel overhead...

The Coming of the Great Light

Posted by Rev. John Herman, C.S.C. on

As I reflect upon the reality of our people and the anxiety and uncertainty under which they live now here with the drug cartels of Mexico, I think of Mary and Joseph and the people of Israel living in anxiety and uncertainty under the presence of the Roman army in their land. The people of...

Christmas 2011 Holy Cross Reflections

Posted by Lucha Ramey on

Christmas is a time to give thanks and rejoice in the gift of Jesus Christ. It's a time of internal reflection as to how we can not only receive God's greatest gift into our hearts and lives, but more importantly how to share it with others. Holy Cross is working to share this gift around the globe.

Honoring our Latina mother

Posted by Michael O. Garvey on

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on Monday (Dec. 12), agreeably apposite to recent activities of Notre Dame's scholars and administrators. The feast celebrates the 16th century apparition of the pregnant, Nahuatl-speaking Virgin Mary and the vibrant image she left behind. Her image...

Notre Dame signs St. Francis Pledge

Posted by Rachel Novick on

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has signed the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor , making Notre Dame a partner in a national movement to respond to Pope Benedict's and the U.S. Catholic Bishops' call for faithful action on climate...