Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,
As many may know, Notre Dame has a special connection to the founding of Mother’s Day
. It seems fitting, of course, for a University named after Our Lady. As we prepare to celebrate this special day next Sunday, May 10, we invite you to join us in honoring and recognizing moms and mother figures across the Notre Dame family.
Mark your calendars to pray the Rosary for mothers on Friday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. ET. You can virtually join us at the Grotto on our Facebook page
. You can share your Grotto prayer intentions for mothers
and they will be prayed on your behalf.
This Mother's Day will mark my third without my dear mother, Margaret Crowley Duffy, who hailed from New York, but spent all her married life on the plains of South Dakota. I will still celebrate with great joy as my five children find their own unique ways to honor my role as their mom. The days of the school projects with popsicle sticks, seedlings, and window decorations have given way to heartfelt messages and fond memories that bring me to tears.
I wish all the moms reading this, and those who have been mother figures to so many, a very special week leading up to a Mother's Day full of all kinds of blessings. You will all be remembered in my prayers. May Notre Dame, Our Mother, continue to help guide us in the weeks ahead.
Yours in Notre Dame,