University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 395       by degrees and the dangers that had formerly threatened the 
             existence of the Society lessening; public confidence returning; 
             and the spirit of the community improving in proportion as the 
             number and space permitted more regular and freer movements in the 
             general march:  God made his presence felt and peace reigned in 
             the provincial house and its dependencies.
                  It is to be regretted that the new Constitutions in English 
             could not be placed in the hands of the religious, who were 
             impatiently waiting for them so long; but seeing the grave 
             inconvenience of a miserable translation and poor print, and the 
             probability that numerous changes would be made by the General 
             Chapter, it was decided that those new books should be kept locked 
             up until the Chapter had decided.  This was a real sacrifice, but 
             it seemed out of the question even to try to escape it.  However, 
             the Rules and Directory were read and explained in each house.
                  One of the first measures that the Chapter of Notre Dame 
             thought it advisable to adopt for the general welfare, spiritual 
             and temporal, was to regulate the status of the Sisters necessary 

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