University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 129            The length of the church including the sacristy is ninety 
             feet, by thirty-eight in breadth and twenty-four in height.  The 
*I do not    style is Greek (et a plein ceintre)*.  There are three arches and 
understand   six fluted columns which a very pretty effect.  The tribune, which 
these words  was built for the use of the Sisters, is in the form of an 
   - T.      ellipse, like a sanctuary.  It is already enriched by an organ of 
             Mr. H. Erben, which through somewhat weak for the church, is all 
             the same a principal and very precious ornament thereof.
                  F. Sorin intends, as soon as the means will permit, to have a 
             tower built over the entrance, in which will be placed a bell 
             whose size is to be determined by the sum then at his command.
                  The joy that this new church has caused in the whole 
             community and in the entire congregation seems to have doubled the 
             religious spirit of everybody.

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›