• 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.



Tue Oct 14, 2014

2014 Conway Lectures: "Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries

Location: Geddes Hall Auditorium

The Medieval Institute presents the 2014 Conway Lectures with Alice-Mary Talbot.

The final lecture in the series, Nuns and Nunneries, will be presented on October 14. Talbot will deliver two additional lectures on October 7 and 9.

Talbot, director of Byzantine studies emerita, Dumbarton Oaks, received her B.A. in classics from Radcliffe College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman history from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, published in 1991, and as co-director of the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database project from 1991 to 1997.…

Lecture: "Pedagogy of Light: Fr. Sorin’s Saints in the Stained Glass Windows of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart"

Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

As part of the celebrations of the bicentennial of the birth of Fr. Sorin, John C. Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life, will give a presentation on the pedagogy of Fr. Sorin as seen in the stained glass windows of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The largest collection of French stained glass in one place outside of France, these windows were chosen by Fr. Sorin. Who are these saints, and what do we learn from them about Fr. Sorin’s spirituality and his vision for the University of Notre Dame du Lac?…

Tue Nov 4, 2014

Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Notre Dame Community

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

The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy hosts its monthly Vespers gathering on Tuesday, November 4. This 30-minute prayer service includes psalm singing, Scripture, and a reflection from Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo, Director of Notre Dame Vision at the Institute for Church Life. Please join us.

Tuesday, November 4, 5:15pm…

Sat Nov 15, 2014

Saturdays with the Saints: The Holy Family: Images in Art

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.

November 15 | The Holy Family: Images in Art
On the occasion of the 

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