University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"Instruction for the Deaf and Dumb at the University of Notre Dame. It is with pleasure we call the attention of our readers to the excellent institution for the deaf and dumb, attached to the University of Notre Dame. The unfortunate class of our fellow-creatures has been in this country almost debarred hitherto from any advantage of Catholic education; yet importance to them of a sound religious training is greater, if possible, than to others, from their entire dependence on their instructors. When their minds have once received, by the efforts of their teachers, the ideas communicated to them, they retain these impressions with a tenacity which, as experience proves, is not subsequently overcome. The religious ideas, therefore, communicated to them by non-Catholic teachers remain with them." Catalog, 1863

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