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