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Staff reflects on Basilica’s history, significance

first_imgColleen Fischer | The Observer The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, pictured, is one of Notre Dame’s central landmarks. The Basilica was consecrated in 1888 and has hosted many important events, including Knute Rockne’s funeral in 1931.Rocca said the Basilica’s past is tied to the first place of worship on Notre Dame’s campus.“When Fr. Sorin arrived here in 1842, there was really nothing here except a log chapel, built around 1830 by the first priest ordained in the United States: Fr. Stephen Theodore Badin — as in Badin Hall. Fr. Badin built this chapel so he could minister to the Native American population here,” he said.Sue Montalbano, coordinator of Basilica tours, said Sorin and the monks who accompanied him adopted the chapel as a place of worship, but it quickly became too small for their growing community. It was at this point that the Holy Cross community built the first church on the site of the current Basilica, Sacred Heart One, constructed in 1848. “After the Civil War, men started coming back from the war and [Sacred Heart One] became too small,” Montalbano said.Construction began on the current structure in 1868 and, though it was consecrated in 1888, it was not completed until the addition of the spire in 1892, Rocca said. He added that the design and construction of the church distinguish it as a quintessential product of the then-young University.  Montalbano said after rejecting expensive proposals from an architect, Sorin and the Holy Cross community assumed responsibility for the church’s design.“[Sorin] built his own church,” she said.Basilica tour guide Patti Olive said the materials used to build the Basilica originated at Notre Dame. “Fr. Sorin wanted to use natural resources, so the composite of the church is brick and plaster and wood, and the bricks were made by Holy Cross brothers who were here during the time of the construction of the church,” she said. “They had a kiln set up next to St. Mary’s Lake, and they used the silt from the bottom of the lake to make the bricks for the building.”Olive said other features of the church have their own histories. The stained glass windows that fill the Basilica were the work of French Carmelite nuns, whom Sorin had celebrated mass with in Le Mans, France.The murals that decorate the ceiling of the church, as well as the Stations of the Cross, were the work of Italian painter Luigi Gregori, who was also responsible for the Christopher Columbus murals in the Main Building and the art on the interior of the Dome.Rocca said the Basilica has housed several significant events over the years, including the funeral of Knute Rockne in 1931. Rocca said Rockne’s funeral was also the beginning of one of Notre Dame’s most enduring traditions. “[At the funeral] ‘Notre Dame Our Mother’ was sung for the first time,” he said. “The words were written by Fr. Charles O’Donnell, who had been a chaplain in World War I, and became president of Notre Dame.”O’Donnell also played a key role in the addition of the famous Memorial Door in the 1920s. Known for the inscription “God, Country, Notre Dame” above it, the door was added as a tribute to Notre Dame students killed in World War I. Just inside the door hangs a light fixture made from a helmet worn by O’Donnell during the war.Though the Basilica looks much as it did in the late nineteenth century, it has undergone notable changes through the years, including alterations that were made in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. Speaking on the most significant renovation, Rocca added his favorite addition to the Church.“The major one was around 1990 when the whole church was closed for around 14 months to be restored,” he said. “They put in air conditioning — thank you Jesus.”In 1992, then-Pope John Paul II designated the church of the Sacred Heart as a basilica. Montalbano said the defining characteristics of a basilica are embodied by Sacred Heart. “A basilica is a place of worship … a place of history … and a place of pilgrimage,” she said.Rocca, Montalbano and Olive all identified the church as the spiritual center of campus.“I would say one thing to take away from the Basilica is that it is the heart and soul of the university,” Rocca said. “I mean, what would Notre Dame be without a university church? There are a lot of universities where there is no central place of worship that speaks to what is most fundamental, and at the heart of the lives of students. I think the Basilica does that.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brothers of the Holy Cross, Fr. Edward Sorin, Notre Dame history While Notre Dame has many recognizable landmarks, few campus buildings have played a role as important as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. One of the center pieces of God Quad, the Basilica has had a huge influence on Notre Dame as an institution, Fr. Peter Rocca, CSC, the Basilica’s rector of 21 years, said.“Notre Dame would be a much different place if we didn’t have the Basilica of the Sacred Heart,” he said. “It is a powerful symbol that has touched the lives of literally millions of people. And it’s something that people will remember for a long time.”last_img read more

Tipp manager taking positives from Cork loss

first_imgTipperary will now take on Limerick in the Munster Championship next Wednesday evening. Mike O’Sullivan’s men were beaten by the Rebels in Pairc Ui Rinn on a final scoreline of Tipp 1-11 Cork 1-14….Conor Cashman scoring the goal for the Premier. Despite a hugely positive performance overall…the Leesiders proved too strong for Tipperary. Tipp manager Mike O’Sullivan says that there’s still plenty positives to take from the clashlast_img

Fate of Hundred in balance as English cricket chiefs meet

first_imgBut Harrison, one of the key movers behind the competition, said current conditions made it more important than ever.“If anything this crisis and the implications, long-term or medium-term, mean the case for the Hundred is even more important,” he said.“So I don’t think this in any way dilutes the case for the Hundred, it absolutely accelerates it and makes it something cricket needs to get behind.”Even before the pandemic, the ECB had itself forecast the Hundred would make a loss in its first five seasons.Costs in the first year, including the 1.3 million pounds ($1.6 million) paid to each county, were estimated at 58 million pounds, against an income of 51 million pounds.Not playing the Hundred could potentially save the ECB millions at a time when it has launched a 61 million pounds virus aid package for the domestic game.But Harrison is convinced it will make money in the long run — and help preserve the existing county set-up.“It will help us achieve one of our priorities, which is keeping the lights on through the network — making sure county cricket is really healthy and strong long, long into the future,” he said.“And it will help broaden the audience for the game. There will be a huge clamour for audience coming out of this crisis, for all sport.”Share on: WhatsApp Last week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) further delayed the start of the 2020 seasonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  England cricket chief Tom Harrison says the controversial Hundred has become “even more important” due to the economic damage from coronavirus ahead of a meeting that will decide the fate of the new competition.Last week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) further delayed the start of the 2020 season until July 1 at the earliest but said the inaugural Hundred would be on the agenda this Wednesday.The new 100-balls-per-side format, to be played by eight franchises rather than English cricket’s established 18 first-class counties, is meant to start in July.ECB officials have long insisted it will attract a new audience vital to safeguarding cricket’s future, with some matches set to be broadcast live on terrestrial television.But public health restrictions, the problems of bringing in overseas stars and the issue of launch costs at a time of economic crisis mean a delay appears inevitable.“We’ll look at how the situation impacts the Hundred, which was envisaged as being a tournament that enabled us to widen the audience for the game,” said Harrison.“With an in-stadia environment, with international players, it’s going to be very, very difficult.”– Opposition voices –Many voices within English cricket have been opposed to the Hundred from the outset, arguing there is no space for a new format in an already congested calendar.They say many of the ECB’s aims could be achieved with better support for the existing Twenty20 Blast.last_img read more

Brexit poses challenge of a lifetime to Marine sector – Pat the Cope

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has challenged the Government’s current state of readiness within the Marine sector for Brexit.He said the sector is the ‘poor relation’ when it comes to preparations for a post-Brexit context, as opposed to other sectors.“Yet, it is without doubt that the Irish Marine sector potentially has the most to lose if Brexit comes unstuck through present negotiations,” Deputy Gallagher said. “The Irish fish fleet depends greatly on access to UK and Scottish waters in catching their respective stocks.” The Fianna Fáil TD is calling on the Minister for the Marine and the Government to immediately summon a meeting of the entire Marine sector to deal specifically with Brexit consequences for the entire industry. “I request that the meeting focus on the potential chaos for the sector, the mayhem which will result in terms of access to UK and Scottish waters, potential for conflict at sea over fishing rights, even the threatened blockages of ports notwithstanding the massive destruction that will befall the Irish Fisheries Sector in a crash-out Brexit scenario. “Presently, with the continued uncertainty, the routine fishing patterns have already been disrupted due to fear of not knowing what is to happen in the near future,” added Pat the Cope. He said that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine must act immediately and bring all seafood and Marine stakeholders together to set in place a forum specifically focused on Brexit.“The months ahead will be without doubt the greatest challenges to face the Irish Marine sector in our lifetimes,” concluded Pat the Cope.Brexit poses challenge of a lifetime to Marine sector – Pat the Cope was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrexitMarinelast_img read more

The Pretty Good House

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESThe Pretty Good House, Part 2Martin’s Pretty Good House ManifestoThe Pretty Good House: A Better Building Standard?Regional Variations on the ‘Pretty Good House’Is the Pretty Good House the Next Big Thing?Is the Pretty Good House the Next Big Thing? Part 2Green Building for Beginners Energy Star. LEED. Passivhaus. There are many programs with different metrics for determining how green your home is. But what elements of green building are important to you when designing and building a home?This was the topic recently at our building science discussion group. (For more information on this group, see Dan Kolbert’s article in this month’s JLC, “Pros Benefit from Building Science Discussion Group,” and my blog, “Steve’s Garage.”) The topic is something Kolbert has been thinking about for some time. There are issues with any “official” program — many in the green building world believe that Energy Star requirements don’t go far enough; LEED is comprehensive but expensive to administer, run by a private company, and it seems to be possible to get around true sustainability in the pursuit of points; Passivhaus is the gold standard for energy use, but puts no weight on other aspects of green building, some consider it too extreme, and it is currently embroiled in political in-fighting.So, along the lines of Sarah Susanka’s “Not So Big House,” Kolbert asks the group, “What would a Pretty Good House look like?”Local materials, plenty of insulation, and not many square feetThe discussion group is a mix of people from many professions and backgrounds, so asking for consensus would normally be a joke. In this case, however, there seemed to be an unusual lack of argument that one could almost take for agreement. In no particular order, we determined that a Pretty Good House should:Support the local economy. That means building with local labor, with locally available and/or produced materials, as much as possible.Be commissioned following construction, and be monitored on an ongoing basis. If you don’t know, and to me it’s a strange use of the word, [no-glossary]commissioning[/no-glossary] means testing how the house performs after it’s built. There was some discussion about how effective an energy-use “dashboard” can be. (“What gets measured gets improved.”)Have operating costs that are minimal or reasonable.Have 10-20-40-60 insulation. Hopefully these numbers are obvious: they represent a “pretty good” level of insulation in a cold climate for sub-slab, foundation walls, framed walls, and roof or ceiling, respectively.Measure 1000-1500-1750-1875. These number are probably not as obvious; they represent an allotment of square feet of living space for 1, 2, 3, and 4+ inhabitants, respectively. It could be less — the national average is much more — but as a group we thought this was… pretty good.What’s in and what’s out?We came up with a list of what is in versus what is out of a pretty good house. What’s in:Superinsulation.4 inches of rigid foam under the basement slab.A service core for plumbing and wiring (à la Tedd Benson’s Bensonwood concept, also a feature of A Pattern Language (Alexandar, et. al.): keep services out of exterior walls, grouped for easy upgrades in the future.Energy modeling (performed during the design process).Adaptability/durability/recyclability. For more on this topic, see Alex Wilson’s blog, “Ensure Durability and Reuse Existing Buildings.”An air leakage rate of no more than 2 ach50. Not exactly Passivhaus, but… pretty good.Good design. I was surprised it took so long for someone to mention this. A good house has to look good and feel good, not just function well.An owners’ manual. I know that Michael Chandler has written about this. You get an owners’ manual with your car, DVD player, and electric toothbrush. Shouldn’t the biggest, most expensive, most complicated thing you own have an owners’ manual too?Universal Design. Our population is getting older, and people are realizing that having a disability does not mean one’s lifestyle needs to be limited. For the most part, Universal Design is smart design.Comfort. Recently I was at Chris Corson’s Passivhaus project on a cold day. There were no drafts, no cold spots in front of windows, and only a single Mr. Slim heat pump for the whole house. It was comfortable. I’ve been in $20 million dollar houses that were not comfortable (and probably insulated with fiberglass batts).Keep it simpleWhat’s out:Passivhaus under-slab insulation. 10 to 14 inches of foam? As great as many of us think the Passivhaus standard is, it’s still hard to imagine using that much foam under the slab.Toxic/unhealthy materials. Duh.Too much embodied energy. Spray foam is a great insulator, but it comes at a cost. Vinyl siding is cheap and (somewhat) effective, but it comes at a cost. Bamboo flooring comes at a (transportation) cost, and having installed quite a bit of it, I don’t think it’s all that great….Diminished returns. The idea of the Pretty Good House is to find the sweet spot between expenditures and gains. When is enough insulation enough?Complexity of structure. With modern living space “needs” and small lots come oversize houses. One way to reduce the apparent scale of the house is to chop up the roof with dormers, pepper the walls with bumpouts, and otherwise create places for ice dams, air leaks and extra construction labor and materials (see Martin’s blog, “Martin’s Ten Rules of Roof Design”). I’m guilty of frequently designing in dormers to the renovations and additions I work on, as a way to buy extra space while respecting the original architecture…but at least I’m aware that it’s a problem.Sometime soon we’ll revisit this at our discussion group. What would you include in a Pretty Good House?last_img read more

Ben Simmons Only Shoots From Way Uptown

The Sixers’ Ben Simmons is having a great rookie season, but there is one hole in his game: the 3-point shot. As you’ll see in the video above, it’s not common to find a player this good who is also this averse to 3-pointers.

Benitez hints at decadelong stay at Newcastle

first_imgRafa Benitez has claimed he could stay at Newcastle for as long as a decade – his only requirement would be that the project would be right and the target would be achievable.The 57-year-old has now been a manager of Newcastle for two years, and has one more left, according to his current contract. Everybody has been cheering for him as this is no surprise, considering how much has he done for the well-being of the club.“Yes. What I say is you need a project,” Benitez shared when asked if he could possibly stay for as long as ten years in the club, according to Football 365.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I like to work with young players, I like to improve young players, but I like to win. I want to be competitive and I want to win.”“You have to have a mix of young players and players with experience – that means you have to spend some money because if not, you cannot compete now and win something,” Benitez went on to add.last_img read more

Lindgard will be in the line up versus Nigeria

first_imgManchester United’s Jesse Lindgard will possible be included in England’s line-up against Nigeria in their first warm-up game.This 25-year old midfielder has been quite impressive this season under Jose Mourinho’s reign with 13 goals 5 assists last season despite failing to win any title. Lindgard is expected to be competing with Tottenham’s Delle Ali to secure one spot as attacking midfielder. Yet, according to England manager, Gareth Southgate, as Thisdaylive reported, has different opinion. “I don’t see it as a straight contest between any individual, absolutely they could play together.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The former Middlesbrough manager also said that, “All of our attacking players have different attributes or strengths. Jesse is a fantastic player at recognizing the space, working away from the ball, a great link between midfield and attack,”.Lindgard could play wide as right or left winger, while Delle Ali is normally playing as second striker or as a false nine forward if necessary, so this should not be the case. The real rival of him comes from Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling who often operates on both flanks as well while attacking.last_img read more

Asensio on Ronaldo future I cant imagine myself playing without him

first_imgMarco Asensio can’t imagine life at Real Madrid without the Cristiano Ronaldo and believes that it is imperative that they hold on to him this summerThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future has been in heavy doubt recently after his comments in Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in last month’s Champions League final caused concern among the club’s supporters.“It was beautiful to be at Real Madrid,” he said.Following these comments, Ronaldo has been linked with transfers to his old club Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.It is understood that the 33-year-old is frustrated by Real’s failure to hand him a new and improved contract, as promised, after his 15 goals in the Champions League this season played a critical role in securing the capital club their third consecutive European crown.Asensio, who has played alongside Ronaldo at Real for the past two years, is hoping that all this uncertainty can be resolved soon.“I can’t imagine myself playing without him,” he told Marca.“He has been, is, and will be very important for us and he and Madrid must always go forward hand in hand.”last_img read more