Growing Irish Roots

Holy Cross Took on Irish Roots at Notre Dame

Published: September 07, 2012

Author: Stephanie Gattman

Father John Jenkins

The Congregation of Holy Cross, while founded by Blessed Basil Moreau in Le Mans, France, in 1835, took on Irish roots as well when Fr. Moreau sent Fr. Edward Sorin to the United States in 1842.

Four of the seven brothers who helped Fr. Sorin establish the University of Notre Dame in the New World were from Ireland. That Irish heritage was celebrated during the recent trip to Ireland by Notre Dame students, faculty, staff and fans for the ND/Navy football game.

Read more at the Congregation of the Holy Cross

 by Daily Domer Staff

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