• Father Hesburgh's view of campus

    Father Hesburgh’s view of campus

  • Father Hesburgh prays with students

    Father Hesburgh prays with students

  • Celebration for Father Hesburgh, October 2007

    Celebration for Father Hesburgh, October 2007

  • Father Hesburgh at the basilica, 2006

    Father Hesburgh at the basilica, 2006

  • The inauguration of President Jenkins, September 2005

    The inauguration of President Jenkins, September 2005/p>

  • Father Hesburgh with Nobel Peace Prizer winner Shirin Ebadi

    Father Hesburgh with Nobel Peace Prizer winner Shirin Ebadi

  • Father Hesburgh with Kroc Director Scott Appleby

    Father Hesburgh and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Director Scott Appleby

  • President Obama with Father Hesburgh

    President Obama with Father Hesburgh

  • Secretary of State Rice with Father Hesburgh

    Father Hesburgh and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

  • Father Hesburgh at the Library

    Father Hesburgh at Library

  • Father Hesburgh, 2006

    Father Hesburgh 2006

Priest, President, Citizen of the World

Father Hesburgh Today

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., turned 97 in May 2014. He may have retired in 1987 after 35 years as Notre Dame's President, but the momentum he established as a leader in higher education, advocate for human rights, and citizen of the world continues to this day.

For Father Hesburgh, Notre Dame has always been home. Now living in Holy Cross House with other retired members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, he keeps office hours daily in the library that bears his name. He maintains his correspondence, receives visitors, keeps up with the news, and says Mass daily. His quarters abound with photos, gifts, and memorabilia from a still-full life, and he savors the view of campus from his 13th-floor window overlooking the Dome and Our Lady.

 

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