University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


" . . . the advantages accruing to Educational Institutions carried on by Religious Orders: One great advantage among others, is so patent that we need only touch it with our finger. It is, that the success of the Institution does not depend on any one man, who may die any day, but upon the order, which does not die -- and consequently a change of men does not necessitate a change in the policy or the spirit of the Institution; since whatever may be the differences of character, talent, and other personal qualities of the outgoing and incoming men, their general training, as well as their moving spirit and special object are the same." Lyons, SILVER JUBILEE

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›