Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's official...

Mr. & Mrs. Andy and Marissa Thomas

...they're married! With Fr. Ralph witnessing and with fellow Stedsmen present, Marissa Henry '10, former Walsh resident, and Andy Thomas ’11, former Steds resident, were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It was a beautiful day for a summertime wedding with plenty of sunshine AND humidity. On becoming apart of the Steds family, Marissa, said, ”It’s a honor and privilege.” Well said… well said indeed!

Best wishes and congratulations Marissa and Andy!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Your Sunday picture...

Looking good...

...from Notre Dame! Here's a view of the Main Building from Sorin Hall. Once again, no matter where you are, there's never a bad view of Mary and the Main Building. Enjoy your Sunday wherever you are!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Funny things...

Oh, okay. Thanks!

... that you see on campus that make you laugh. When making a visit to the Hesburgh Memorial Library, which is currently undergoing a renovation, visitors will see this memorable and laughable scene of port-a-potties and a campus sign. On this scene, an unnamed University official said, "What we would do without campus signs!"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A throwback...

Waiting for fall...

...to spring. With temperatures in the low 90's and humidity that makes you feel uncomfortable, that's exactly what's needed... visit to a different, cooler, less humid time! To facilitate this, here's a spring time picture. Surrounded by the bright spring red tulips, the God Quad's Jesus statue is surrounded in a sea of red. On a hot July Wednesday, a throwback to spring may not change anything physically but it does help mentally!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Have you ever seen...

A little slice of heaven at Notre Dame

... the ceiling of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart's Lady Chapel ceiling? If not, here's your chance! The Lady Chapel is the extension of the Basilica that was done in honor of Fr. Sorin's priestly ordination. It is located behind the main altar, and if you happen to make a visit, look up and see Luigi Gregori's depiction of Heaven. Prominently in the center is the Cross of Christ with the Congregation of Holy Cross' motto of "Ave Crux, Spes Unica," or "Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope." On the ceiling, St. Ed said, "Can you see me? I see you!"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday's Squirrel.

Taking five... and then some

One thing that impresses me about our furry friends is that they know when to relax. Without doubt they work hard, and yes, they play hard too. They're always digging and chasing each other around! But when it's time to take a break, it's time to take a break. On taking a break on the St. Ed's patio trash can, our furry friend non-verbaled, "Taking five... maybe ten."

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A summer time secret.

Students: Please return!

While no one would ever say publicly that they are happy to see students and graduates depart in May, quietly, many Notre Dame faculty and staff are. Campus is beautiful, and it seems that beauty only increases with the removal of the hustle and bustle of students. BUT this enjoyable summertime silence quickly gives way to something else... eerie loneliness! Suddenly, the faculty and staff who are quietly happy that students are gone are now quietly wishing that those same students would return! On the absence of students, Fr. Ralph said in a soft, singing voice, "So lonely... I feel so lonely..."