University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 187       abandon him in his fall and that he was able to rise again--that 
             is what surprises him fare more and fills him with the most lively 
             and most humble gratitude.  God granted that he may never lose 
             sight of the fact that for a religious there is no peace nor 
             safety but in blind obedience, and that after having grieved the 
             Association by a scandal heretofore unheard of in her bosom, he 
             should do everything to repair it by his exemplary submission on 
             every occasion!
                  Such are at least now his dispositions, and since by the 
             grace of God he now recognizes that all the motives of 
             justification which he rashly brought forward some months ago for 
             his obedience, were a snare of the devil and nothing more, it 
             seems to him impossible that he can every disobey in the future.

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›