Basilica Celebrates 125 Years

Amanda Gray | Aug. 16, 2013 | South Bend Tribune

Most RevMost Rev. Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., gives the homily at the Mass in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Photo by Matt Cashore / Copyright University of Notre Dame.

It started out as a dream and a log cabin.

It was 1842 when the Rev. Edward Sorin made his way to the snow-covered land that now holds the University of Notre Dame. He had six brothers and a goal to found a Catholic university and build a church.

Now, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart celebrates the 125th anniversary of its consecration Friday, with a Mass for the general public at 4 p.m., followed by a public reception in the rotunda of the Main Building, according to the Rev. Peter Rocca, who serves as the Basilica rector.

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