The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture offers regular programming for the students of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College. Some events and programs are offered exclusively for members of the Sorin Fellows Program, as part of the Center’s student formation program.
Bread of Life Dinner – Designed to provide an opportunity for Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty to meet, reflect on, and discuss their attitudes toward culture of life issues, Bread of Life Dinners are especially meant to attract students who might not already be strongly committed to the Church’s teachings on these issues but who are open to exploring them. Offered once a semester.
First Friday Series – Offered on the first Friday of every month during the academic year, the First Friday Series provides fellows the opportunity to attend a Mass and social with Sorin Fellows. Students contribute as lectors, sacristans, acolytes, cantors, and musicians.
Exclusive Programs for Sorin Fellows
Lunch and Learn Series – Intended to engage Sorin Fellows with leading scholars at and visitors to the university, the Sorin Fellows Program hosts regular lunch and learn sessions on campus. Past lunch and learn facilitators have included preeminent theologians, philosophers, and bioethicists.
Sorin Supper Club – Offered throughout the academic year, Sorin Supper Clubs welcome fellows into the homes and family lives of Notre Dame faculty and staff to form lasting and enriching relationships during their college years and beyond.
Vocation to Love – A women’s social group based on the writings of Edith Stein and Saint Pope John Paul II on authentic love and women’s role in the Church and the world. The group meets once a week in the evening and is led by Suzy Younger (MS, CFCP).
Sorin Fellow Forum – Sorin Fellow Forums provide fellows the opportunity to present to students, faculty, and staff research projects, conference papers, and works-in-progress that engage and reflect the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual traditions.
“The Book that Changed My Life” Lecture – Features a prominent Notre Dame faculty member speaking on a book that changed his or her life and shaped the ways in which he or she was — and is — uniquely changed, challenged, and enriched by it. The faculty's reflection is followed by conversation and a reception. Fellows registered to attend the lecture receive a copy of the featured book. Offered once a semester.
Sorin Salon Series – Invites groups of fellows into the homes of faculty to engage and consider the context and salience of an enduring piece of literary reflection in light of the Catholic moral and intellectual traditions. The series culminates with a private dinner and lecture by a leading scholar on the topic. Offered once a semester.