Student Scholarships since 1897

Catholic/Christian Spirituality

November 1, 2011


The Catholic tradition is one of the most special and distinctive characteristics of Notre Dame. One of the most meaningful things a club can offer is the opportunity for alumni to worship together through an event such as a communion breakfast, family mass, or alumni retreats.

  • Annual Christmas Mass and Celebration

    The Christmas Mass and Celebration is one of the most special traditions of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago. Mass is celebrated at the beautiful Archbishop Quigley Center Chapel and a reception follows in the conference center with special guest: Santa. All alumni, young and old, single or married, with or without families, are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

  • ND Women Connect Lenten Retreat

    Please join ND Women Connect Chicago for our annual Lenten retreat, held at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Chicago, ”And Life Came to All: A Lenten Journey to Gratitude.”

    The retreat calls its members to reflect on how the three Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving can serve as avenues to enter into a deeper sense of gratitude to God, out of which we might discern our particular call to service in the world and respond with enthusiasm to Christ’s presence in our lives.

FaithND, is a comprehensive and interactive resource for people of faith interested in exploring spirituality, prayer, service, and the intellectual aspects of faith, particularly the Roman Catholic tradition.

“It is a space where the ‘breadth and depth’ of faith, particularly as lived and experienced at Notre Dame, can be explored,” said Angie Appleby Purcell ’97 M.Div., the Alumni Association’s spirituality program director. “It invites people to share their own journey of faith and seeks to strengthen the Notre Dame community, regardless of whether someone has attended school here.”

The website was borne out of four months of survey feedback from thousands of alumni, parents, staff, faculty, and students. Focus groups included campus partners such as the Department of Theology, the Institute for Church Life, the Center for Social Concerns, Campus Ministry, and the Congregation of Holy Cross.

“FaithND is a reflection of concrete feedback and suggestions from the collective Notre Dame family,” Purcell said. FaithND is meant to be a practical resource, with tangible information on prayers, opportunities to serve, scholarship, and the Catholic tradition. Special features include:

  • “Today’s Saint,” information which can be received daily on Twitter or by email.
  • A subscription that sends readers the daily Gospel, prayer, and a reflection written by faculty, staff, students, or alumni.
  • “Always Wanted to Know,” an interactive component that discusses teachings of the Catholic tradition.
  • And an online Theology course.