Rise in Glory: Fr. Hesburgh

Adapted from an announcement by the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame will honor the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, with a Mass at 2 p.m. March 4. Hesburgh, president of the university from 1952 to 1987, died late Feb. 26 at Holy Cross House. He was 97.

The Mass is scheduled in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Rev. Thomas O’Hara, CSC, provincial superior of the U.S. Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, will preside, and the Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, Notre Dame’s president since 2005, will deliver the homily.

The Mass will be for invited family, Holy Cross priests and brothers, university trustees, administrators, and select advisory council members, faculty, staff, and students. It will be streamed at hesburgh.nd.edu.

Public visitation for Father Hesburgh will begin at noon March 3 in the basilica and continue until 6 p.m. A wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, again for invited guests. The Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC, Notre Dame’s president from 1987 to 2005, will preside and deliver the homily. The wake also will be streamed.

Visitation will resume after the wake at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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