Chronicles of Notre Dame de Lac: A Notre Dame Sesquicentennial Book

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Chronicles of Notre Dame de Lac: A Notre Dame Sesquicentennial Book

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When Edward Sorin left France in 1841 to lead the first band of missionaries sent by the Congregation of Holy Cross to the New World, the rule of the young community required him to keep and send back to France an annual account of the significant events in the life and work of the men and women on the American mission. Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac contains this running account of the history of the University of Notre Dame–from its foundation in 1842 through the end of the Civil War–written by the man honored as its founder and whose vision for this now world-famous Catholic university is still invoked today. Through crippling snow storms, devastating fires, and epidemics of cholera and typhoid, the men and women of Holy Cross persisted in their mission to build a college on “this property [that] was then known as St. Mary of the Lakes … half a league from South Bend; one league from the northern boundary of Indiana; about twelve leagues from Lake Michigan.” With warmth an