University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 169            Such was the obstinacy in keeping silence towards the Lake 
             that when the good Brother Theodulus died before his eyes, he did 
             not even think proper to recommend him to the prayers of his 
             associates at the Provincial House.
                  And if he had only made his confreres at the Lake suffer; but 
             it was known from reliable sources that he was far from rendering 
             happy those that had been left under his orders at the Asylum.

                                   Chapter XII.  Year 1853

                                  1.  Let the Majority Rule

                  St. Teresa somewhere speaks of the "war of the saints," and 
             she goes on to show that even with good and pure intentions men of 
             God do not always agree as to the means to be employed to promote 
             his glory, whether it is that God designs thereby to show to men 
             that their lights are exceedingly feeble, or to offer them the 
             occasion to gain some merits, or in fine to bring his purposes to 
             their end by making use of human passions even when men least 
             expect it.
                  The year 1853 was an epoch-making year in the annals of Notre 

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