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Rev. Michael J. Himes d. 6/10/22

06/14/2022 3:34 PM | Anonymous

The CTSA mourns longstanding member Rev. Michael J. Himes who died on June 10, 2022.   May he rest in peace.



Funeral Mass

Reading the Signs of the Times: Theological Reflections
CTSA Proceedings 57 (2002): 1-17.


  • 06/16/2022 10:49 AM | Jon Nilson
    Mike's sufferings are over, but what a loss to us all, beginning with the time when his illness struck him. He had such a self-deprecating wit and a luminous intelligence for making our inchoate faith convictions clear and attractive. He nurtured his gifts and shared them with so many, thus becoming a model of the life that he described and extolled in his "last lecture." He had help in all this, of course, his brother Ken’s most notably. (I still think that Paulist should never have let their book Fullness of Faith go out of print.) Mike will always be remembered with respect and affection - especially by me for his agreeing to deliver a plenary at the CTSA convention that I had to plan. His presentation was for me the highlight of the weekend.

    As our Jewish friends say, may his memory be a blessing - and it surely will.
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  • 06/16/2022 11:16 AM | Mark C Miller
    As a former student of Michael Himes at the University of Notre Dame, I am truly saddened by his death. He was one of the most engaging professors, both in and outside the classroom. His incredible breadth of interest in all things artistic and intellectually stimulating was contagious. And his commitment to both the Catholic faith and the wisdom/insight of others and other traditions was inspirational. I would pray, like Elisha, for a double portion of his spirit, but will settle for the seeds of wisdom and joy that he planted in me and many others over the years.
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  • 06/16/2022 11:58 AM | John Sheveland
    Fr. Himes exuded such joy and tremendous warmth toward those he crossed paths with. As his now lengthy train of teaching assistants witnessed over the years, he had a graceful and compelling relationship with undergraduate students, and his kindess toward us his graduate students included north end dinners. A lovely man, priest, teacher. Condolences to Ken and family.
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  • 06/16/2022 1:06 PM | David Stosur
    Though I had finished my course work by the time Michael arrived at Notre Dame, I was so blessed that he consented to participating on my doctoral candidacy board. His graciousness and kindness, and the occasional inspiring and encouraging conversations I was fortunate to have with him since, truly touched me in mind and heart and remain with me. My deepest condolences to Ken; and may perpetual light shine upon Michael, who brought so much light to so many.
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