December 25

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes at Notre Dame!

May we all be inspired by Christ, who is born to us today. And as we gather with family and loved ones, may we follow His example of faith, hope, and charity. We pray for each of you, that you may feel God’s love this Christmas and experience the peace and joy it brings this season. From all of us at the Notre Dame Alumni Association, know that you always have a place in our hearts. We wish you God’s blessings and a very Merry Christmas.



  1. Love this. Thank you Dolly and everyone who brought this to our homes and hearts. Merry Christmas! And thank you for a wonderful spirit filled and joyful Golden Domer Reunion this past October.

  2. Merry Christmas to all of you as well!
    And thank you for this series of inspirational and interesting insights of Notre Dame University’s campus.

  3. Our whole family really enjoyed these Sacred Places videos. Our hearts filled with joy uniting the Notre Dame family with our family. Thank You all for making these wonderful memories.

  4. Merry Christmas, and Thank You for the Time and Effort put into this series, my heart has been warmed Inspired by Each and Everyone of the Scared Places.

  5. Merry Christmas to you, Dolly, and to all at Notre Dame and all in the Notre Dame family.
    I pray that we can keep the love we shared during this series all year.
    Merry Christmas all.

  6. Merry Christmas to you. Dolly, and all those who made this series possible. The daily devotions were one of the best parts of my Advent. Thank you so much.

  7. Thank you Dolly for this wonderful, inspirational Advent journey. I look forward to it every year as it helps me prepare for the birth of our Savior. Merry Christmas to all of you and blessings in the new year.

  8. Dolly,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all you do to keep slim connected to Notre Dame in so many ways beyond sports!

  9. I spent the the first 2 hours of this Christmas morning watching in succession all 28 segments of this year’s edition of the Sacred Places of Notre Dame. It was a profoundly sacred experience that overwhelmed me with so many emotions. I asked for forgiveness for the times in my life when the distractions of the world became more important than what Our Lady was calling me to do. I was filled pride and with a deep sense of hope for the future when I listened to each student. I was overcome with gratitude to my parents for making it possible for me to receive a degree from Our Lady’s University 50 years ago next spring…a degree that opened so many doors for me!

  10. Thank
    Thanks to all who put the series together. I looked forward
    To starting my day with scripture prayer and Sacred Places.

  11. Many thanks for another season of beautiful sacred places. I am not a ND alumni but have been reading the daily gospels and reflections for years. I hope I have the opportunity to visit your beautiful campus to see in person the many places I have admired in the sacred places videos.

  12. Thanks, Dolly. The videos of the Sacred places at Notre Dame were magnificent throughout the entire Advent season. I looked forward to seeing the videos each day and I was inspired by everyone of them.
    I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas. You do so much for the ND family and I’m grateful for the FaithND site and everything that is on it.

  13. Thank you Dolly and ND Alumni for another beautiful season of Advent reflection and inspiration. Glory to God and peace to all.

  14. Merry Christmas to you Dolly and to everyone who played a role in producing this wonderful advent series. It is such a unique program and I looked forward to it each morning. Christmas blessings to everyone involved.

  15. Thank you Dolly & your staff for doing this Sacred Spaces Advent Journey. It has been really great & meaningful. Merry Christmas to all.

  16. Merry Christmas to all!!!! This has been a blessing to me😇
    It was so uplifting to hear of all the special places on campus that one can go to for their spiritual needs🙏🏼🍀

  17. So warm.
    So special.
    So real.

    This was a brilliant idea, executed with excellence and—I’m betting—a lot of Joy.

    We are Family.
    We are ND.

    Heartfelt thanks, and Joy to all!

  18. Merry Christmas Dolly and all who contributed to this years reflections! Another inspiring year of heartfelt and lovely Advent reflections that got my days off to a great start:). Thank you so much for all you do to make these daily videos for all of us to enjoy from all over. God bless you always!

  19. Thank you so much for this inspirational series. Notre Dame will always be home to me as it is to all who went to school and became Alumni. The sacred places; so special along with the devotionals; Blessings Dolly.

  20. I guess I’m a friend, as my daughter-in-law (then daughter-in-law-to-be) got her PhD at Notre Dame and my husband and I made several wonderful visits there, always staying at the Morris Inn. This series has been one of my favorite things this Advent, both the devotional aspect and getting to know the campus better — please do it again next year!

  21. Another incredible season of sacred places with beautiful witnesses to our faith! Thanks to everyone who participated!!! We’ll done good and faithful servants. God bless in 2022!

  22. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the Advent series-they are so heart-felt and inspiring. It is wonderful to see these sacred places.
    Thanks again-

  23. I am so grateful for the Advent Journey of Sacred Places. So reflective and inspiring. I received my MSA degree in 1987 and so appreciate the opportunity to walk down memory lane by journeying with all who make these reflections possible.
    Blessings for a Joyous Christmas Seasons and a Peaceful and healthy New Year.

  24. Thank you Dolly, and all who participated, for those very meaningful messages and videos. Wishing you all at Notre Dame a wonderful Christmas, from the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau/Parish of Our Lady of Holy Cross, in Le Mans, France, where it all started for Fr. Sorin…

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