Happy Birthday Father Ted!

Lou Somogyi | May 24, 2013 | Blue & Gold Illustrated

The Word of Life mural on the Hesburgh LibraryThe Word of Life mural on Hesburgh Library, which is named for Father Hesburgh.

This was just another average week in the life of Notre Dame president emeritus Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C. 

On Sunday, he was at Notre Dame’s commencement exercises, a ritual he has regularly been a part of since the 1940s. On Wednesday he was feted at Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill for his years of service to his country. On Friday at a Jubilee Mass in the University of Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Basilica, his 70th year in the Holy Cross priesthood was celebrated (he was ordained June 24, 1943 at Sacred Heart).

And on Saturday, he turned 96. On May 25, 1917, one of Notre Dame’s three most pivotal leaders in its 171-year history was born in Syracuse, N.Y. 

Read more at Blue & Gold Illustrated: Leadership, Excellence, Honor

Read more at The Catholic Sun: World record holder celebrates 70 years of priestly ministry

Read more at the South Bend Tribune: A Jubilee for Father Ted

 by Daily Domer Staff

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