University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 102            There was nothing for it but to be resigned to this financial 
             crisis.  The embarrassment was greater than it had ever been 
             before.  However, God did not permit the house to be at any time 
             in want of the necessaries.

                                   Chapter VI.  Year 1847

                                  1.  Arrival of F. Saunier

                  The unexpected arrival of F. Saunier from the Mother House in 
             the month of June was an event in the whole community.  He was the 
             bearer of a memorial which he had orders to read in chapter on the 
             very day of his arrival, and he scrupulously carried out this 
             order.  With a little judgment he might have foreseen the effects 
             of the reading of this document and have smoothed them down; but 
             either he foresaw nothing or he did not choose to do anything in 
             consequence [of his provision], and the memorial was read, and 
             defended by its bearer wherever it needed it, in such a manner as 
             to leave the most painful and regrettable impressions on nearly 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›