Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame greeted the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Thanksgiving Day at the Holy Cross Retirement Center on the campus. Fr. Ted is world renown for his leadership over the course of decades at the university. His personal priestly example and dedication to many causes, especially Civil Rights, was extraordinary.
Along with Fr. Ted is Bro. James Lakofka, C.S.C. both are the most senior members of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Bro. James hails from St. Constance Parish on the Northside of Chicago. During the Second World War, as an American soldier in France, Bro. James visited Lourdes and dedicated himself to promoting devotion to the Mother of God, in particular, distributing the holy water at Lourdes. Bro. James was delighted to welcome the icon to the Holy Cross community on this day.