Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Immaculate Conception

Everything was frozen over. Yet it all seemed so beautiful. The lake, especially, with its broad carpet of dazzling white snow, quite naturally reminded us of the spotless purity of our August Lady whose name it bears, and also of the purity of soul that should mark the new inhabitants of this chosen spot . . . .

We were in a hurry to enjoy all the scenery along the lakeshore of which we had heard so much. Though it was quite cold, we went to the very end of the lake, and like children, came back fascinated with the marvelous beauties of our new home. . . .

Once more, we felt that
Providence had been good to us and we blessed God from the depths of our soul.

[Fr Edward Sorin CSC, December 5, 1842]

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