Saturdays With the Saints—The Two Newest American Saints: Kateri Tekakwitha and Mother Marianne Cope


Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and associate professor of American studies, University of Notre Dame

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, also known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” and Mother Marianne Cope, or “Blessed Marianne of Moloka’i,” will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012.

Now you can spend one hour with the saints before the home games on selected weekends this fall. Come nourish your mind and your Catholic faith with talks by distinguished members of the Notre Dame faculty.

In September, we will remember Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador and St. Hildegard of Bingen, who will be declared the 35th Doctor of the Church this fall. In October, we’ll celebrate the angels and Joan of Arc. In November, we’ll explore Benedict XVI and the saints, as well as the two newest American saints canonized in October 2012.

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