pg 60 Chapter III. Year 1844 1. Chapel of the Novitiate Dedicated to In the month of November 1843, as F. Sorin was making his the Sacred retreat on a little island beyond the Lake, he found the place Heart of admirably suited for a Novitiate for the Brothers, and as there Mary. remained only one year more, according to the contract of donation, to build the house, he did not think he was losing his time by spending his leisure hours in drawing up the plan of the Novitiate as it was afterwards carried out. Begun in May The corner stone of the chapel contained in his plan was 1844, in blessed in May of the following year, 1844. The building of this fulfillment chapel was in fulfilment of a vow made by F. Sorin on occasion of of a vow the sickness of one of the Sisters. The work on the university did not permit the continuance of that on the chapel before the month of November; but then such was the activity of the workmen in this matter that in seven and a half days the walls were up, and eight days more sufficed to build those of the Novitiate.