• Statue of Jesus on Notre Dame campus

  • Vatican Sunset

  • Closeup of a manuscript

  • 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.



Wed Oct 1, 2014

Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Notre Dame Community

Location: Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy, Geddes Hall (1st floor)

Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Notre Dame Community
The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy hosts its monthly Vespers gathering on Tuesday, October 1. This 30-minute prayer service includes psalm singing, Scripture, and a reflection from Dr. Katie Cavadini, Assistant Chair and Director, M.A. Program in the Department of Theology. Please join us.…

Sat Oct 4, 2014

Saturdays with the Saints: A Family of Saints: Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, as encountered by Dorothy Day

Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

“Thank God for the saints whose feast days come around and remind us that we too are called to be saints.” (Dorothy Day)

Saturdays with the Saints Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Church Life. Lectures take place on home football Saturdays.

October 4 | A Family of Saints: Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, as encountered by Dorothy Day

Mon Oct 6, 2014

Patristics Lecture: Robin Jensen, "Early Christian Art as a Source for the History of Doctrine"

Location: 126 DeBartolo Hall

Robin M. Jensen is a candidate for a faculty position in Patristics. She is the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches in both the Department of the History of Art and the Divinity School. Her research focuses on the theological significance and liturgical functions of early Christian art and architecture. Her most recent work has been on the lived religion of Christianity in Roman North Africa. Her research in the history of art concentrates on the religious visual culture of the Greco-Roman world. She recently completed Christianity in Roman Africa: The Development of its Practices and Belief (Eerdmans, 2014), co-authored with J. Patout Burns. Her current project, The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy, is due to be published by Harvard University Press in 2015.…

Tue Oct 7, 2014

Reflections on a Shared Pilgrimage Through Uganda and Rwanda

Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Last summer (July 28-August 11, 2014), Fr. Emmanuel Katongole led a group of Notre Dame faculty, staff and students on a "Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope" through Uganda and Rwanda.

The pilgrimage included visits to places of historical significance (the source of the Nile, Genocide memorials); religious shrines (Uganda Martyrs, Kibeho Marian Shrine); cultural destinations (Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, Ndele cultural center); and meetings with leaders at Holy Cross missions in Uganda, St. Jude's farm, and others involved in peace and justice work in Uganda and Rwanda.…

Rosary for Life

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Fr. William Lies, C.S.C., Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, will lead the Notre Dame community in the Rosary for Life. Join Fr. Lies to contemplate with Mary the mystery of God's love made flesh in Christ and to pray that we may encounter the fragile and vulnerable in our midst with greater tenderness.…