Exhibition, Concert, and Special Collections

The conference will be accompanied by a variety of supplemental activities, including: 


On Sunday, May 8, in the Alumni Hall chapel, His Excellency Msgr. Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P. will preside at Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  Rev. Kevin Grove, C.S.C. will preach.  Music will be provided by Sacred Music at Notre Dame.  Daily Mass will also be offered on May 9, May 10, and May 11 at 7:30a.m. in the Alumni Hall Chapel.


An exhibition of twelve works from the Vatican Library’s vast holdings supplements the conference. These objects, including Greek and Latin manuscripts, early printed books, fifteenth-century music, numismatics, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century representations of the Eternal City, will be on view at the Snite Museum of Art on the University of Notre Dame’s campus from May 8 through May 22. 

In keeping with the conference and exhibition theme, the Snite Museum also presents a selection of old master drawings from its permanent collection featuring views of Rome and the Italian countryside. A Sojourn in Italy runs from April 24 through May 22. 

The Museum is free and open to the public. For hours and details, visit sniteartmuseum.nd.edu.

Concert of Sacred Music

A concert of sacred music, featuring materials held in the Vatican Library, will be performed on May 10 at 4:00pm in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition

The Hesburgh Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections will feature an exhibition - titled "Vestigia Vaticana" - of books and manuscripts from the Middle Ages through the Modern Era which includes papal bulls and documents, papal book bindings, and representations of the Vatican in print.  The Rare Books and Special Collections' exhibit hall and reading rooms are open for use 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.