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.