IDENTICAL, BUT NOT For both brothers, their undergraduate education served as a springboard to multifaceted careers of noteworthy service to humanity and to the church. A complete chronicle of their accomplishments would require multiple pages, but here’s the abridged version: Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., is Provincial Superior of the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers of Holy Cross, and former Director of the Center for Social Concerns and Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at Notre Dame. He earned his theology degree from Notre Dame, a doctorate in Latin American politics from the University of Pittsburgh, and ministered across the U.S. and in Chile before returning to Notre Dame.
Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., is Academic Director for Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway, and former Director for the Center for Catholic Intellectual Life at the University of Portland and Vice President for Mission at Stonehill College. He earned a master’s from Notre Dame and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has held faculty positions and provided scholarly and spiritual service across the U.S. and the U.K.
Fr. Bill (left) and Fr. Jim Lies stand in front of the Word of Life Mural – also known as Touchdown Jesus – at Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library.