University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 461       desertion of some; the necessary enlargement of their novitiate as 
             well as of the house of the apprentices; the sudden erection of a 
             new hall for exhibitions an recreation; the completion of the new 
             St. Mary's Academy; the continuation of the work on the house for 
             aged ecclesiastics; some urgent requests for new foundations at 
             Alton and Springfield, Lafayette and Washington--these are the 
             principal chapters that deserve attention if they could be 
             developed without danger of offending anyone.
                  Without a doubt the most charming side of the society of Holy 
             Cross in the United States this year was that of the war.  There 
             was at one time together five Fathers and more than forty Sisters 
             in the armies of the Potomac and of Tennessee and in the hospitals 
             of Paducah, Louisville, Cairo, Mound City, Washington, and 
             Memphis; and whilst the Reverend Fathers followed their regiments 
             or their brigades amidst the bullets and all the other dangers of 
             war, the Sisters [were attending] in the hospitals, some of which 

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