Margaret Fosmoe | May 25, 2017
Inside the office of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, on the 13th floor of the University of Notre Dame campus library that bears his name, is a scene frozen in time.
Little has changed in the room since Hesburgh, Notre Dame's president for 35 years and a major player on the world stage, left his office for the last time in winter 2015.
On his desk lies a wooden crucifix, a magnifying glass, a bottle of holy water and an oval framed photograph of his mother. There's a letter opener, a metal shamrock paperweight and a prayer card from the funeral Mass of the Rev. Edmund Joyce, his longtime vice president. An unsmoked cigar sits in an ashtray.
It's like he just stepped out of the room for a moment.