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South Bend, Indiana: Touchdown Jesus

134-foot-high mosaic mural of Jesus with uplifted arms, visible from Notre Dame's football stadium. Its official title is "Word of Life," but no one at Notre Dame calls it that.

284 Hesburgh Library, South Bend, IN
On the campus of Notre Dame University. From IN-23/S. Bend Ave. turn north at the stoplight onto Twyckenham Drive. Go one mile. Turn left onto Bulla Rd, then left again onto Elmhurst St./Leahy Drive, then right onto Library Circle. Park as close as you can to the towering library. The mural is on its south wall.
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Touchdown Jesus.

Touchdown Jesus

Go when school's out for easier parking.

[Stephen Francia, 05/18/2023]

Touchdown Jesus mural.

Touchdown Jesus

A famous mosaic mural on the Notre Dame campus features Jesus with arms lifted up. It gained the nickname Touchdown Jesus, as it overlooks the Notre Dame football stadium.

[Heather Henderson, 10/14/2022]

The mural is 134 feet high, created in 1964 by Millard Sheets, a southern California artist. The official title is "Word of Life," but no one at Notre Dame calls it that.

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