University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 505                        Additions or Reminiscences (1880)

                  While reading over again the foregoing pages nearly forty 
             years since they were commenced, I was not only interested in this 
             faithful record of so many proofs of the visible and constant 
             attention and tender solicitude of divine Providence, but I 
             sincerely regretted they were so poorly related, and even some, at 
             least, totally overlooked.  But who could say all divine 
             Providence has done, since 1841, for the children of the Holy 
             Cross in this New World?  Every day from the first to the last 
             should have its chapter, and each one, as the work went on, 
             developing itself and increasing the number of its devoted 
             laborers, should multiply its pages, in order to show the real and 
             true cause of the growth of such a small and insignificant seed 
             into a tree the shade of which already protects so many innocent 
             souls and pure hearts.
                  Indeed if there is a man upon earth who can account for the 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›