Father Hesburgh

Featured by Time magazine

Featured by Time magazine, 1962 // About

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A common purpose

A common purpose // About

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Pope John Paul II and Father Hesburgh

Pope John Paul II and Father Hesburgh, 1979 // About

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President Kennedy and Father Hesburgh

President Kennedy and Father Hesburgh, 1961 // About

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Standing at attention

Standing at attention // About

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Father Hesburgh and Mother Teresa

Father Hesburgh, Mother Teresa, and Provost Timothy O'Meara, 1984 // About

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Ted and Ned

Ted and Ned, 1987 // About

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Where few have gone before

Where few have gone before // About

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Naval ROTC review

Naval ROTC review, 1950 // About

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Into the blue yonder

Into the wild blue yonder // About

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Family and sports at Notre Dame

Family and sports at Notre Dame// About

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  • Featured by Time magazine

  • A common purpose

  • Pope John Paul II and Father Hesburgh

  • President Kennedy and Father Hesburgh

  • Standing at attention

  • Father Hesburgh and Mother Teresa

  • Ted and Ned

  • Where few have gone before

  • Naval ROTC review

  • Into the blue yonder

  • Family and sports at Notre Dame

An Extraordinary Life

In 1952, at the age of 35, Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C., was handed the keys to the President's office at the University of Notre Dame.

For the next 35 years Father Hesburgh and Notre Dame made headlines and history as he guided, pressed, and pushed the institution to fulfill his vision for creating a truly great Catholic university for the modern world. And over the next six decades he became one of the most influential forces in American higher education and most respected voices in the Catholic Church.

He served popes and U.S. presidents; directed the boards of banks, foundations, and international commissions; and worked globally for peace and justice. And yet his extraordinary life of leadership and service, he often explains, was merely a response to his calling as a Catholic priest.