University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 95        been guilty; his silence was looked upon as a tacit confession of 
             the things laid to his charge.  The settlement of accounts between 
             the Mother House and him did not in the least remove these 
             dispositions on the one side or the other, but on the contrary 
             seemed to confirm each party in his own ideas.
                  Financially this journey was hardly more successful; he made 
             his expenses and very little over.
                  The only thing that consoled F. Sorin in those painful 
             circumstances was the acquisition of Sister Mary of the Cenacle, 
             known in the world as Louise Naveau.  She often made him forget 
             all his vexations.  She was a woman of tried virtue, of more than 
             ordinary merit for her knowledge of the world, of tact, zeal, 
             devotedness, obedience, the spirit of faith and of confidence in 
             God, whom she loved with all her heart.
                  Her quickness of perception and her wonderful activity made 
             her present where her presence was desirable.  In a word, she 
             alone was a real fortune to the establishment.  Would to God that 
             she had not been called away so soon!
                  With her, eight other Sisters or postulants left France for 
             the mission of Notre Dame du Lac; besides, one priest and one 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›