The Chapels of Notre Dame Book
Showcasing sacred spaces and holy relics required a collection of images that reveals more than you can see.
- The Chapels of Notre Dame Book
- Multimedia team
Notre Dame’s Catholic character is evident in the proliferation of chapels and other sacred spaces across campus. Every residence hall has a chapel and many academic buildings do as well.
In late summer 2011, Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves presented an idea to do a book on the chapels of Notre Dame, with photos of the spaces and stories of their patron saints, notable relics, or other unique aspects of each. He convened a group that included Congregation of Holy Cross priests, theologians, historians, University Trustees, and the Notre Dame Press, with the goal of having a hardbound book in the bookstore within a year.
The project required coordination with residence hall rectors, Mass schedules, and chaplains participating in the design process. The book was in the bookstore ahead of schedule.