University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 121            However great was the pain of every one on learning of the 
             death of this pious prelate a few weeks later, all admired so much 
             the more the providential action on the house, whose grave 
             interests had been secured by this worthy Bishop almost 
             immediately before he took his departure from this world of misery 
             and of warfare.

                           2.  Death of Mother Mary of the Cenacle

                  Such is the nature of the joys of this world that they must 
             be mixed with sorrows and heart-aches.  The actual circumstances 
             furnished a striking proof of this to all the community.  F. Sorin 
             was rejoicing in anticipation of the joy that the reading of the 
             new contract would give the administration of the Lake.  But when 
             he came to Fort Wayne, whither he had sent the Mother Superior of 
             the Sisters to be treated by an old physician from Germany who had 
             a great reputation, he was painfully surprised to find her almost
             dying, at the very time when he so confidently expected to learn 
             that she was cured.
                  He remained with her four days, not so much to console her as 
             to be himself edified, and at the same time to give her this last 
             proof of esteem and affection which she so well deserved by her 
             devotedness and her rare virtue.

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›