University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Chroniques de N. D. du Lac

Additions or Reminiscences (1880)

Without her they could not account to any man for the first elements of Christianity; not even explain to heathens the Apostles' Creed itself. Like the happy shepherds of Bethlehem, they themselves had been want to find Mary and Joseph and the Infant; in the same order they intended preaching the Gospel to the Indian and to the citizen of the New World; in their deep convictions, Mary was the key to open to all, the mysteries of the Gospel. How could the Son be reached without speaking of his Mother? and how could she be made known without being admired and praised and loved!

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