The Notre Dame Book of Prayer

The Notre Dame Book of Prayer

Author: Office of Campus Ministry

Edited by: Heidi Schlumpf

Foreword by: Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Afterword by: John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Photographs by: Matt Cashore

Price: $27.95

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages (4-color throughout)

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-196-1

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 10, 2010

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The vibrant Catholic spirituality of the University of Notre Dame and the sacred places on its beloved campus, including the Lourdes grotto, come alive in this inspiring Notre Dame book of prayers for every occasion.

The Notre Dame Book of Prayer gathers together hundreds of traditional and contemporary prayers that reflect the rich heritage of the Catholic faith and the storied legacy of the University of Notre Dame. Arranged around twelve places on campus—including the Grotto, the Basilica, the lakes, and even the gridiron of hallowed Notre Dame Stadium—this beautiful treasury exemplifies the lively yet reverent spirit that makes Notre Dame a unique place of prayer. Readers will find hundreds of prayers, many by members of the University’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the founding Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as guidance on how to pray and inspiring testimonies on the power of prayer.

The deluxe gift packaging of this book includes gold foil detailing and four-color interior with striking photography by Matt Cashore, making this book the perfect gift for the worldwide network of Notre Dame students and alumni, as well as for the hundreds of thousands who love Notre Dame as part of the legendary subway alumni.


"A way to rediscover those sacred places."

"In all these sacred places on the Notre Dame campus, we have felt God’s intimate presence—within ourselves, our activities, our relationships with others. This Notre Dame Book of Prayer offers us a way to rediscover those sacred spaces, in the midst of our daily lives, wherever God has called us, where we can be filled with the knowledge of God in every minute, no matter how insignificant or momentous the time may appear to us."

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President Emeritus of The University of Notre Dame

"Capture the Notre Dame spirit."

"My sincere hope is that this book of essays and prayers helps you capture the Notre Dame spirit, but also inspires you to spread it throughout the world."

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President of The University of Notre Dame

"A source of inspiration."

"I hope that this book of prayers will be a source of inspiration that brings together traditional and liturgical prayer with personal reflections often based on the many places that for each of us represent the best of Notre Dame spirituality in the Holy Cross tradition."

Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., Former Director, Campus Ministry
Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross

"A masterfully crafted work of art."

"The Notre Dame Book of Prayer may very well be the most beautiful collection—and most beautifully printed collection—you’ll ever find of a volume of its kind. This is a masterfully crafted work of art. It’s filled with satisfying words of praise, petition and gratitude, a gorgeous book you’ll want to keep nearby to search through for just the right words to pray yourself or to share with others. Skim it as I did, stopping by happenstance and being inspired, surprised and challenged at the wonderful spiritual lift that black letters on white pages offer on literally any and every page." (Read the entire review here.)