The Presidential Inauguration of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.,
September 22-23, 2005

Father Jenkins Inaugural Address

The events of the Inauguration of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as the 17th president of Notre Dame exemplified Notre Dame’s mission as a Catholic teaching and research university.

Father Jenkins’ inaugural address culminated two days of prayer, pageantry, artistic performance and academic inquiry.

The Notre Dame Forum assembled world leaders for a dialogue on one of the University’s fundamental imperatives: cultivating peace in a world torn by religious conflict.

A celebration of the arts displayed the most comprehensive presentation of performance in Notre Dame’s history.

A Mass acknowledged Notre Dame’s enduring relationship with the Catholic Church, with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with the found order, Congregation of Holy Cross.