University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 120       contained only five articles but all were highly important for the 
             success of the work.
                  The first secured an absolute title to [the property of] 
             Notre Dame du Lac, with the simple obligation of refunding $3000 
             to the Ordinary in case of sale and withdrawal [in case the 
             property were to be sold and the community to withdraw].
                  The second permitted the recall of the novitiate to the Lake, 
             the sale of the property of Indianapolis, on condition that $3000 
             should be paid back to the Bishop, whilst the $500 and the 375 
             acres should be retained, and the $600 advanced by the Bishop for 
             the churches of South Bend and Mishawaka were to go to the building 
             of that of the Lake.
                  The third regulated the ordination of candidates of the 
             Society and their immediate dependence on the jurisdiction of 
             their legitimate superiors.
                  The fourth provided that only two Brothers at the least 
             should be sent out together on a mission.
                  The fifth gave assurance of the protection of His Lordship 
             especially within the limits of his diocese.
                  The first article was executed on the spot, and the others 
             will doubtless go into full effect in due time.  The whole house 
             blesses heaven for the happy arrangement, the only one that could 
             put an end to the ever-recurring difficulties.

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