University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 217            Tuesday after Quasimodo was resolved, in an extra meeting of 
             the Chapter of administration, that any further expenditure at St. 
             Mary's, Holy Angels, and even Notre Dame, would be stopped, and 
             that steps were to be taken at once to remove such of the old 
             buildings as were worth it and were not actually needed; and this 
             with the view of removing thither by degrees the orphan girls, the 
             postulants, the novices, and finally the pupils, without waiting 
             till there were means to put up new buildings for all those 
             purposes, and to abandon the old buildings.  Three thousand 
             dollars were considered sufficient to effect this move, and before 
             two years this whole debt would be fully repaid by the savings 
             that would result from it, not to speak of the satisfaction and 
             the real advantages that would be secured to the Society of the 
             Marianites, and indirectly to the other Societies.
                  There was still another reason for this resolve.  The 
             question of the approbation of our Association was to be soon 
             resumed in Rome after the death of Mgr. Bouvier.  The bishop of 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›