University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 487                      Chapter XXIV. Twenty Fourth Year 1865

                  In the annals of Notre Dame du Lac this year formas an epoch 
             in more than one way, but chiefly by the holding of an 
             extraordinary Provincial Chapter by orders of the Holy See, 
             presided over by an Apostolic Delegate; and also by rebuilding the 
                  Thus far the Chronicles of the Congregation in the United 
             States could be written only with such reserve that one is 
             compelled to acknowledge that they do not state the half of what 
             the impartiality of history would demand.  It is hard for a son 
             that has the least regard for the honor of his father to reveal 
             weaknesses which he would infinitely sooner keep forever secret.
                  But if, however, it is desirable to transmit to the future a 
             true history whence instruction can be drawn and the providence of 
             God towards his work can be admired, it would be unjust, we think, 
             always to present accounts not only incomplete, but directly false 
             and unjust.

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›