• 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.


Life Lunch Series

Published: August 22, 2016

Author: Deanna Menke

Be sure to join the Institute for Church Life for its lunchtime speaker series in Geddes Hall this semester.

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Sat Oct 1, 2016

Intercessory Prayer: Catholic and Mennonite Perspectives - A Colloquium

Location: Andrews Auditorium on the lower level of Geddes Hall

Scholars from the Mennonite and Catholic traditions will engage in discussion of the historical context and contemporary liturgical practices around intercessory prayer. Informed engagement among participants will follow formal presentations, with the goal of advancing ecumenical dialogue through rigorous theological exploration.…

Mon Oct 10, 2016

Wed Oct 12, 2016

Evening Vespers for Notre Dame Community

Location: Geddes Hall

Vespers will be held once a month during the academic year in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel located in Geddes Hall. Hosted by the Institute for Church Life, the 30-minute evening prayer service includes liturgical music, Scripture and a brief reflection by members of the university community.

The dates for Vespers in Geddes Hall during the fall semester are August 24, September 21, October 12 and November 30. The service begins at 5:15 p.m.…

Sat Oct 15, 2016

Saturdays with the Saints - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Location: Andrews Auditorium on the lower level of Geddes Hall

Saturdays with the Saints has established itself as a popular pregame ritual for members of the Notre Dame community and visitors to campus. The lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium on the lower level of Geddes Hall adjacent to Hesburgh Library. The talks are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the events tend to fill to capacity.…