Tagged: Notre Dame

A Catholic Church in Minecraft

Catholic Landmarks in MinecraftEdu

One of the most enjoyable projects I’ve watched the students work on this year is the Catholic Landmarks Project in MinecraftEdu. Working in groups of two or three, eighth grade students have chosen a Catholic landmark and are constructing it in MinecraftEdu. Some of the landmarks are famous, like St. Peter’s Basilica, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, or the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Some of the landmarks are of local interest, like their parish church. Once the building is completed, students will construct information kiosks...

J.R.R. Tolkien

Vocation in The Lord of the Rings

Though National Vocation Awareness Week has ended for this year, the working out or living out of our vocations goes on. Jeffrey Langan, Associate Professor at Notre Dame, delivers a fascinating lecture in which he uses Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to illustrate the dynamic of vocation. Though he seems to be speaking mostly about the ordained or religious life, many of his remarks could also be applied to marriage and other vocations.

Basilica of Notre Dame

On the Campus of Notre Dame

While here at Notre Dame for the ACE Summer Forum I had time to make this short video for Catholic School Chronicle. Enjoy! http://www.nicksenger.com/onecatholiclife/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NotreDameCampus.m4vPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Christ the Teacher at Notre Dame

Christ the Teacher at Notre Dame

Shot this video just before we began our last session of the day. The statue is “Christ the Teacher” by Burl Jones, dedicated August, 2004. http://www.nicksenger.com/onecatholiclife/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Christ-the-Teacher.m4vPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

View from the air

In-Flight Photos and Video over Montana

As I make my way to Notre Dame, I am taken by the beauty and peace of this land America and the clouds that wreath it. Though I’m a nervous flier, once we’re in the air all anxiety ceases and I sit back and enjoy the ride. As we took off this morning, the space shuttle Atlantis also launched, bringing the shuttle program to an end. It is sad for me. I remember when my grandfather first told me about the shuttle program, and I recall watching the...

Christ at Notre Dame

Our Last Days at Notre Dame

It’s Thursday night in South Bend and our week at ND Vision is almost over. My son and the other teens that came with us have had a fantastic time…and so have we adults. Here are some more highlights of the past few days: Sitting awestruck as 225 teens spent an hour together in Eucharistic adoration Praying/chanting morning prayer and Vespers in the lady chapel at the Notre Dame basilica Gazing open-mouthed at all the beautiful works of art that decorate the campus and its buildings Praying the...

Arriving at Notre Dame

Notre Dame Trip Days 3 and 4

Now that I’ve finally figured out how to connect to the wireless network here at Notre Dame I can give a quick update. First things first: yesterday. Two words: Chicago. Traffic. We left Jackson, Minnesota on time at 7:00 a.m., then around 2:00 p.m. got bogged down for two hours trying to get through Chicago. We were trying to avoid the Ryan Expressway because the official site said it was under construction, so we took what we thought could make better time on another road. Instead we became...

Mt. Rushmore

Notre Dame Trip Day 2

Today we’re in the small town of Jackson, Minnesota, after driving 660 miles yesterday. The weather was much nicer today–no one was struck by lightning. Highlights from yesterday’s travel: Mount Rushmore: An awe-inspiring sight to those of us who had never seen it before. A brief glimpse of the badlands: we could see the edges of the badlands from the freeway. I’d like to come back some day to take a closer look. Sights we didn’t get to see, but wanted to: the corn palace in Mitchell, SD,...

Wyoming Wildlife

Trip to Notre Dame, Day 1

I woke up this morning in Sheridan, Wyoming, after driving about 660 miles from Spokane, Washington yesterday with 13 teenagers, and 7 chaperones. Highlights of our first day of travel: Stopping at Lincoln, Montana’s 10,000 Silver Dollar Bar Attending Mass in Billings, MT with my parents. The young priest at St. Pius X Parish went to school with the deacon I wrote about a couple of months ago. Chasing a huge electrical storm across southern Montana. I really enjoy watching Montana thunder storms, but not while driving through...

Notre Dame

Caravan to Notre Dame!

My son and I will be heading to Notre Dame next week for a 5-day conference called ND Vision. We’re driving across the country in 4 rented minivans with 13 teenagers (yes, 13!). We leave Spokane, Washington at 5:00 in the morning and for the next three days I’ll be trapped inside a moving snack zone. The cars that drive beside us will see the vans surrounded by a cloud of orange BHT fumes. I won’t even begin to describe what it will smell like. What is ND...