University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 317       Brittany, where in some weeks he succeeded in enlisting twenty-six 
             young seminarians under the banner of Our Lady of Holy Cross.  He 
             was afterwards to visit Belgium and Germany.
                  Meanwhile Providence was bringing to the novitiates of the 
             Congregation so many subjects that there was not room for them.  
             In the month of April everywhere was crowded, and it became 
             necessary to find more spacious quarters.  The novitiate of the 
             Brothers had become not only too small, but also unsafe for such a 
             number as were crowded into it.
                  Immediately after Easter it became necessary to remove the 
             larger portion of the little army, headed by their brave captain, 
             to the western part of the Brothers' house north of the college 
             until there should be on hand the means to build a new novitiate.  
             However, it was resolved that about fifteen novices should 
             continue to occupy their beds under the old roof, that they might 
             watch over the precious treasures of St. Joseph's Island, and that 
             more room might be left in the general quarters, which were also 

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