University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 495       Sorin, with whom he declared it was impossible for him to govern 
             the Congregation.  He also wished to sell Ste. Birgitta, without 
             even informing the Propaganda beforehand, and he actually did sell 
             it, privately.  He wished to leave Rome, which he no longer loved.
                  The 31st of May of this year will remain memorable in the 
             minds of the inhabitants.
                  The year 1866 must form an epoch in the annals of the 
             Congregation of Holy Cross.  The resignation of the Superior 
             General having been accepted by the Pope, a Vicar General was at 
             the same time named by the Cardinal Prefect of the Propaganda, 
             with all the powers of the Superior General, until the regular 
             election of a new General by the next Chapter.  F. Chappe, first 
             assistant, was chosen to administer the affairs of the 
             Congregation and to convoke the General Chapter, which met at the 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›