University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 161       put himself at the disposal of the Archbishop rather than to 
             fulfil any religious obedience of the Society.
                  Thus ended, in a meeting of some hours, serious and 
             pernicious differences which the inattention of the Mother House
             had unfortunately allowed to grow beyond measure.  Affection did 
             not seem to be lacking, but it became evident to F. Sorin that for 
             the future little assistance could be expected from the Mother 
             House, which was hardly able to meet its own necessities, being 
             drained by the new foundations of Rome and of Orleans.

                                    2.  F. Sorin in Rome

                  Having settled matters satisfactorily at Sainte Croix, F. 
             Sorin took only a few weeks to visit the acquaintances and 
             protectors of his mission.  He was fortunate in these visits and 
             believed that he had gained valuable friends for the Work.
                  Having afterwards obtained the sanction of the V.R.F. Rector 
             to visit Rome, he started for Italy towards the end of February.  
             During the seven weeks spent by him in the Eternal City, he had 
             the consolation to be twice admitted into the presence of His 

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