My son just texted me the news as well *
by Oggie (2015-02-27 19:30:02)

In reply to: Fr. Hesburgh, RIP  posted by cousin eddie

Also on Dillon Hall's...
by Kbyrnes  (2015-02-27 19:30:02)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...Twitter feed; and Observer has just announced it 3 minutes ago. Seems suitably corroborated.

A major era in ND history has passed; Notre Dame has reached the academic stature that he foresaw in the 1950s, a substantial achievement.

He was always very simple and straightforward, in my experience, which amounted to three personal encounters as a student and several an an alum, usually in connection with the ND Club of Chicago. The most memorable was a luncheon at the Union League Club about 7 or 8 years ago; he said mass at 11 as we sat at our tables, then delivered a memorable talk about the role of women at ND, and how that came about largely through his impetus starting in the later 1960s. At 97, a long and rich life; but still a little hard to believe he's now gone.