Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Notre Dame Basilica to participate in pilgrimage of St. John Vianney’s incorruptible heart

A nationwide pilgrimage of the incorruptible heart of St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests, has been coordinated by the Knights of Columbus and will make a stop at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This relic will be present at the 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Masses and 7:15 p.m. Vespers in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. From 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the relic will be available for private veneration in the Crypt (lower level) of the Basilica.

Notre Dame is currently the only location within the diocese to host the relic of St. John Vianney.  A detailed schedule of the pilgrimage can be found on the Knights of Columbus website.


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart serves as the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. It is in the Basilica that Holy Cross religious profess final vows, that seminarians are ordained priests and where deceased religious are commended to God. Likewise, it is a place of worship and prayer for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as for regular worshipers, pilgrims and countless visitors.

101 Basilica Drive, Notre Dame, IN 46556