Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952-1987 has died. Priest, civil rights leader, named one of the countries most influential religious leaders, on the cover of Time magazine, university president for 35 years, recipient of a record number of honorary doctorates listed the Guinness Book of World Records. Click here for an obituary from the New York Times.
His dedication to Mary the Mother of God and the power of the Holy Spirit will always inspire me. His life as a priest and religious in the Congregation of Holy Cross will inspire generations to come.
Pray for his soul this day.
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Come, Holy Spirit, Come.
“I say, My God, do not take me away before half of my days are complete, you whose days last from age to age.” Psalm 102