University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 474                     Chapter XXIII.  Twenty Third Year  1864

                  This year was to be marked by several events.  The sudden 
             increase of the college which was to count 360 actual boarders, so 
             that Notre Dame became one of the most numerously attended 
             boarding schools in America; the decrees of the Holy See reuniting 
             the three Provinces of Indiana, Canada, and Louisiana and fixing 
             the seat and the novitiate of the American Province at Notre Dame 
             du Lac, thus giving hopes that peace, harmony, and union, equally 
             desired by all, would soon be firmly established.  On this 
             occasion His Reverence was invited jointly by Mgr. Luers and F. 
             Sorin to come and preside over the Chapter and to regulate 
             matters, and also to persuade the Reverend Mother General of the 
             Sisters to fix her administration at St. Mary's, near Notre Dame 
             du Lac.
                  Whilst Providence was more evidently than ever bestowing 
             blessings on the Congregation of Holy Cross in America, the demon 

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