University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"At Notre Dame alone, an Institution comprising over 700 inmates, which is now the seat of the Mother House, in which the Very Rev. Superior General and his assistants reside, there are over one hundred Brothers employed, some in teaching, prefecting in the University, and others in manual labor of various kinds, a number of them working on the farm or in extensive gardens, while others teach the young apprentices the most important trades of the country, namely, printing, tailoring, boot and shoe making, carpentry, stone and bricklaying, cabinet making, blacksmithing, painting, tinsmithing, and farming..." A brief notice of the Congregation of Holy Cross by Fr. Sorin (1880).

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›