University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 394                        Chapter XIX. Nineteenth Year 1860

                  The year 1860, which was destined to have the first General 
             Chapter of the Congregation of Holy Cross, was looked to by all 
             the members of the Society as a year that would make an epoch in 
             the annals.  For the Province of Indiana it opened with brilliant 
             colors and full of consolations, hopes, and encouragements.
                  A winter of extraordinary mildness which was an assurance 
             against most of the sufferings that otherwise seemed to be 
             inevitable in a country exhausted by the pecuniary crisis of three 
             years' duration; a reassuring appearance for the success of the 
             crops entrusted to the earth the previous autumn; the college 
             better equipped than ever; the novitiates filled; more numerous 
             and more advantageous applications than in the past for new 
             establishments; the schools already founded giving general 
             satisfaction; the amount of the floating debt diminishing a little 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›