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Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac

Most chronicles of religious houses resemble diaries; the writer of the chronicle records daily events and records them day by day. In writing his chronicles, Father Sorin apparently waited until the end of the year (and sometimes longer) and wrote all at once what he remembered of the events of that period. As a result, Sorin's account does not contain an accumulation of unconnected details; rather it presents a coherent interpretation of what happened from the point of view of one of the most important participants.

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