• Statue of Jesus on Notre Dame campus

  • Vatican Sunset

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  • Duncan Hall chapel

The Department of Theology is the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.

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Events

Tue Dec 12, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Location: Snite Museum of Art

Find calm and quiet on the feast of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. All are welcome over the lunch hour to a few moments of peace and contemplation and to encounter a painting of the miraculous image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Participate in a silent guided-looking at the painting followed by a reflection by staff chaplain Fr. Jim Bracke, CSC

Wed Jan 31, 2018

Vespers with the McGrath Institute for Church Life

Location: Geddes Hall Chapel

Join the McGrath Institute for Church Life in the Geddes Hall Chapel for Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church. 

This 30 minute prayer service is one of the longest-standing liturgical practices in the Christian tradition, predating even the Rule of St. Benedict. It includes music, a common recitation of the Psalms, and a brief reflection.

Wed Feb 28, 2018

Vespers with the McGrath Institute for Church Life

Location: Geddes Hall Chapel

Join the McGrath Institute for Church Life in the Geddes Hall Chapel for Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church. 

This 30 minute prayer service is one of the longest-standing liturgical practices in the Christian tradition, predating even the Rule of St. Benedict. It includes music, a common recitation of the Psalms, and a brief reflection.

Mon Mar 5, 2018

Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Location: McKenna Hall

Most Rev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will deliver the keynote address at a conference called “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” Registration opened September 5, 2017 for the conference sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.…

Tue Mar 6, 2018

Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Location: McKenna Hall

Most Rev. Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, will deliver the keynote address at a conference called “Cultures of Formation: Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” Registration opened September 5, 2017 for the conference sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.…