Developing Community Share

Author: Lindahl Wiegand

Developing Community

Father Pat Reidy, C.S.C., ND ’08  |  M.Div ’13, Keough Hall Rector

“At some point during college, every student falls in love—with another person, with an idea, with a place, with God. It’s a love that seizes the imagination, affecting everything. I get to witness this love in a privileged way, helping the men of Keough discover their lives’ deepest longing in joy and gratitude. And as we walk together, these men show me how to be a priest. Every priest remembers his first parish. Mine is Keough.”

Sammy Bungum, ND ’14  |  Keough Hall Resident Assistant

“Keough is not simply another building on campus or another dorm; it is my home. My brothers here are my best friends and will be for the rest of my life. Keough is a place where I have grown as a man spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.”

Pat Reidy, C.S.C., embarks on his ninth year under the Golden Dome as rector of Keough Hall. Fr. Pat is a true representative of the Notre Dame tradition and the epitome of leaders our University fosters and produces.

The first of four siblings to attend Our Lady’s University and a former RA in Sorin College, Fr. Pat entered seminary with Holy Cross after graduation and earned his Master of Divinity in 2013 before starting in Keough. On April 26, 2014, he was ordained a Holy Cross priest on campus. 

For our students, their dorms represent a sense of community and immense pride. The relationships formed among rectors, resident assistants, and students live on long after the mini fridges and futons have been moved out.

Fr. Pat's work as Rector inspires the brotherhood that develops in a men’s dorm at Notre Dame, and his focus on building relationships sets the example for future generations of the Notre Dame family.