University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 460                                   Chapter XXI
                                   Twenty-first Year, 1862

                  The year 1862 was for several reasons a memorable one in the 
             annals of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States.  
             The continuation of the civil war; the sending of new chaplains 
             and of a still larger number of Sisters to the army; their 
             successes, their dangers, their trials, the deaths taking place in 
             their ranks; the recoil of the miseries of the Mother House; the 
             suspense for more than six months in expectation of the Visitor 
             General, which instead of improving the condition of things with  
             the lapse of time, only increased the trouble; the lack of 
             pecuniary resources to meet the constantly growing needs of the 
             institution; the prosperity of the college and of the academy in 
             spite of the hard times; the success of the Brothers' schools; the 

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