Amanda Gray | Aug. 16, 2013 | South Bend Tribune
It started out as a dream and a log cabin.
It was 1842 when the Rev. Edward Sorin made his way to the snow-covered land that now holds the University of Notre Dame. He had six brothers and a goal to found a Catholic university and build a church.
Now, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart celebrates the 125th anniversary of its consecration Friday, with a Mass for the general public at 4 p.m., followed by a public reception in the rotunda of the Main Building, according to the Rev. Peter Rocca, who serves as the Basilica rector.