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Father Edward Sorin
|Topic||Notre Dame - Father Sorin|
|Image Source||"History of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Vol. 2" by Timothy Howard|
|Image Notes||Picture of Father Sorin, the founder of the University of Notre Dame.|
|Time Period||20th Century|
Additional Information & Sources
|Historical Background||Father Edward Sorin, Notre Dame's founder, was born near Laval, France on Feb. 6, 1814.
After completing his classical studies in France, he later traveled to the United States accompanied by six Holy Cross brothers. After a short stay at St. Peter's in the Diocese of Vincennes, he proceeded northward with five of his confreres. In the beginning of an exceptionally rigorous winter, in poverty and privation, he began the foundation of Notre Dame.
After serving the University for fifty years, the venerable founder of Notre Dame entered upon a long period of mental and physical suffering, which closed with a peaceful and painless death on the Eve of All Saints, 1893.
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|Books & Videos||"Edward Sorin" by Marvin R. O'Connell; 2001|
|Newspaper Articles||St. Joseph County Public Library Local & Family History Services, Clipping File - Biography - Fathers of the Holy Cross, O through Z|
|Websites||Catholic Encyclopedia: Edward Sorin|
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