Sue Lister | October 25, 2016
Registration is now open for the Notre Dame Trail, a 300-mile pilgrimage on foot from Vincennes, Indiana, to South Bend that recreates the November 1842 journey of University of Notre Dame founder Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., and seven Congregation of Holy Cross brothers.
The Congregation of Holy Cross had received a gift of land in Indiana for the purpose of founding a school near the banks of the St. Joseph River. Father Sorin and his companions set out on their journey, determined to establish a school dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, which would, in Father Sorin’s prophetic words, “become a powerful means for good.”