February 6, 1814 - Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C. Born

Edward Sorin was born in a small village La Roche, France as the seventh of nine children. His father, Julian Sorin de la Gaulterie, was a farmer with his wife Marie Anne Louise Gresland de la Margalerie, whom had both escaped to a more secluded life during the French Revolution. Edward Sorin began school at a young age by priests his parents gave housing to. He would later enter the Seminary in Le Mans and met Abbé Basil Moreau. Abbé Moreau and Bishop Bruté would be responsible for sending Father Sorin to the Northwest Territory in the United States to aid the Bishop in Vincennes.

If you want to learn more about the early years at Notre Dame, particularly the first 100 years of its founding, then try and find a copy of the book "Notre Dame: 100 Years" by Arthur J. Hope, C.S.C.. It is out of print and can only be found second hand but makes a great addition to any library. If all else fails, the University Archives has a digital version on their website, which is available here.

Keywords: father sorin, basil moreau, bishop brute

Posted On: 2012-02-06 00:15:02 by IrishTrpt07


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   Posted By: Rini at 2012-02-28 20:00:18[#1]
Grade A stuff. I'm unquesitoanbly in your debt.
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