Law School alumni to lead program on living the Gospel

Author: Susan Good

David Link priest

The Notre Dame Alumni Association will present an online program titled “Restoring Balance and Reducing Stress: Living Gospel Priorities” at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. The program, led by Rev. David T. Link ’58, ’61 J.D., and Ann M. Firth ’81, ’84 J.D., will discuss achieving life balance and reducing stress by focusing on Christian priorities, practices and beliefs that lead to a sustainable inner peace. To view this live broadcast or past programs go to or visit the Tender, Strong, and True website.

Fr. Link was ordained to the priesthood in June 2008 after being widowed, but previously served as the dean of the Notre Dame Law School from 1975 to 1999. Currently Fr. Link is the Deputy Director of Religious and Community Activities in the Indiana Department of Correction and also serves as Chaplain of the Indiana State Prison.

Ann Firth Firth is the associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame and a mother of five children. She has played a large role in the formulation of policies relating to residential and student life. In January, Firth participated in the second annual Blessed Basil Moreau Lecture titled, “How is Your Heart? Toward a Profound Education.”

Rev. Daniel G. Groody C.S.C.’86, an associate professor of theology and the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as moderator for the panelists, while Kathleen M. Sullivan ’82 M.A., ’87 Ph.D., Spirituality Programs Director for the Alumni Association and overseer of, will manage the on-line comments and questions.

The series, which began in February, allows alumni, parents and friends to interact with experts and faculty as they discuss spiritual issues and ideas live via UStream. Most recently the program addressed how to live a fulfilling and spiritually-driven Christian life titled “Discovering Your Mission: Living with God-Given Purpose.”