University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"When Ralph Adams Cram (an Episcopalian) set on the stage in Washington Hall at Commencement last June, he turned to Father Burns and asked: 'What is there in the faces of these young men that I have not seen before in the faces of the college men I have addressed? I am accustomed to speaking to College men; I like them; I feel that I know them. But these men are different. Their faces have something that is new to me, and is a spiritual quality. What is it?'

"Father Burns told him about daily Communion at Notre Dame, and he replied with conviction, 'That's it. It's the grace of the Sacraments'".

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›