Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,
As many of you have seen over the past few weeks, this Advent we have continued our Sacred Places of Notre Dame series. Our amazing students and our wonderful faculty and staff colleagues have taken us inside our beloved campus to the locations that have deep meaning to them.
No matter our faith traditions, we all have places in our lives that are of great personal significance to us. It could be a tree we pass each day during our walk around the neighborhood, a quiet corner of our home where we read or pray, or the kitchen table where our families gather for dinner, homework assignments, and deep conversations. These places rejuvenate us and fill us with hope. For me, it's being in the kitchen cooking a meal. I often tell my husband and five children that feeding them the meals they enjoy is one of the ways I express my love. It's sometimes greeted with rolled eyes, but they enjoy the food anyway!
Wherever your own sacred place might be, I pray you have the opportunity to spend some time there during this Advent, Christmas, and holiday season. While this time of year will continue to look different than we are accustomed to, I pray we all find peace in the coming of Christmas, and I look forward to 2021 with a sense of renewed optimism.
Yours in Notre Dame,