University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame

Some Visitors

Robert Hugh Benson
Son of the Archbishop of Canterbury,
he became a Catholic priest and apologist
who spoke at Notre Dame in defense of the papacy.

Seumas MacManus
Donegal fiction writer and story-teller,
he visited many times
and told the students Irish fairy tales.

G.K. Chesterton
A great man in many senses of the phrase,
he made a large impression when he came to Notre Dame
to deliver a series of lectures.

Land o' Lakes
The college presidents who participated in the historic
Land o' Lakes meeting did not visit Notre Dame,
but one of its remote holdings.

Mario Cuomo
Governor of New York, he spoke at Notre Dame on
"Religious Belief and Public Morality",
and Congressman Henry J. Hyde responded with remarks on
"Keeping God in the Closet".

Episodes in the Story of Notre Dame