|Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.|
With these daily words of prayer, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., implored the Holy Spirit to fill the hearts of thefaithful and to kindle in us the fire of God’s love. Last night, at theage of 97 and after 71 years of priestly ministry in the Congregation of HolyCross, Father Ted has gone home to the Lord.
(from statement of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.)
Personal note: Fr. Ted was a Catholic priest who brought together in one special man the identity of the American Catholic. In the mid 1970's, during late night strolls on the campus, I recall often seeing the light from his office under the Golden Dome. Working, studying, praying, he was ever dedicated to the service of God, Country and Notre Dame.