University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 118            F. Sorin, ever full of confidence in the merciful riches of 
             Providence, wished to bless the cornerstone of this new church on 
             the octave of the Assumption.  It was in reality somewhat bold for 
             a man who had nothing collected, nothing even promised for this 
             new enterprise; but it seemed to him a matter of necessity; he 
             left to God the care of finding the resources.  Who that has ever 
             hoped in the Lord was confounded?  One year later the church was 
             up, to the great joy of the house and of the whole Catholic 
             congregation, as will be shown presently.  And in the month of 
             November of the year 1849 this same church had the honor of being 
             solemnly consecrated under the title of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 
             as will be mentioned in due time.

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