University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"Msgr. Dufal, Bishop of Delcon, Vicar Apostolic of Dacca, was elected General, confirmed by the Holy See. Congregation divided into four Provinces: France, United States, Canada, and Bengal.

"To care for necessities of Holy Cross, now heavily in debt. 70,000 frs. Temporary government under Apostolic Vicar General Chappe, prolonged to point of losing patience and hope of all. Congregation suffered, especially Holy Cross, where Fr. Moreau lived, as a result. September 12, all began to breath more easily as new General arrived at Marseilles.

"Notre Dame had 350 boarders, all seemed good for prosperous year. When Sorin learned on his return from Europe October 21st that the administration had --"

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›