The Notre Dame Book of Prayer (Paperback)

Edited by: Heidi Schlumpf
Introduction by: Fr. Pete McCormick, CSC
Photographs by: Matt Cashore

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: April 7, 2023

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The Notre Dame Book of Prayer is the collection of prayers and reflections for alumni, parents, and friends of the university. First published in 2010 and now updated with dozens of new prayers, this book shares the vibrant Catholic spiritual life of the University of Notre Dame.

This bestselling book is arranged around twelve stunning, full-color photos of sacred and beloved sites on campus—including the Grotto, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, St. Joseph and St. Mary’s lakes, Touchdown Jesus, and Notre Dame Stadium. These beautiful photos were taken by Matt Cashore, the university’s award-winning senior photographer.

This book contains hundreds of traditional and contemporary prayers written by faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the founding Congregation of Holy Cross. There are prayers for every occasion and season of life, including:

  • morning and evening;
  • meal times;
  • an engagement;
  • the birth of a child;
  • anxiety and depression;
  • birthdays;
  • graduations; and
  • liturgical seasons. 

You’ll also find guidance on how to pray and inspiring testimonies on the power of prayer. Contributors include President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy, CSC; former head football coach Lou Holtz; writer Brian Doyle; Fr. Ted Hesburgh, CSC; and Lisa M. Hendey, founder of

Product Details

Pages: 320

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

Edition: Updated Edition

ISBN: 9781594718038

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “Rich and delightful.”

    “The very best of the spirit of Notre Dame shines through the rich prayers and delightful reflections that fill these pages.”

    Fr. John Burns
    Author of Adore

  • “This collection will meet hearts wherever they are.”

    “Notre Dame was the first place I encountered the Holy Spirit and the language of prayer, which connects us to God and his love. The Notre Dame family is carried along by prayer as Our Lady guides us to our goal of heaven, and this book is a perfect start. Its diverse collection of prayers will meet hearts wherever they are.”

    Kristin Greenwood Reilly
    Founder of Many Hail Marys at a Time

  • “This book will remind us that our Notre Dame family of faith is always nearby.”

    “The prayers here—written by and for the Notre Dame family—are a key resource for alumni, parents, and friends of the university who are such a force for good in the world. I am so inspired to pray these beautiful words with all who have been touched by the Notre Dame spirit. So whether we're praying at the Grotto, in the Basilica, or at the kitchen table on a quiet morning, this book will remind us that our Notre Dame family of faith is always nearby, keeping us close to the heart of Our Lady and the God we all seek to serve.”

    Dolly Duffy
    Executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association 

  • “Moving.”

    “Students, alumni, and visitors to Notre Dame often whisper, 'this campus oozes faith.' Prayer seems to come a bit easier on these areas watched over by Our Lady, the mother of Jesus. Here are some of those moving orations inspired by this iconic university.”

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Archbishop of New York

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