Sorin, Edward

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Sorin, Edward (Frederick)

(1814–93) religious leader; born in Ahuillé, France. Ordained in 1838, he emigrated to Indiana as a missionary (1841), founded Notre Dame University (1844), and was its president (1844–65). In 1868 he became superior general of his congregation, the Holy Cross Fathers.
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It was founded by Father Edward Sorin, CSC, who was also the school's first president.
Sorin Papers [hereafter Sorin Papers], Box 2, Folder 1845-b, John Kilroy to Father Edward Sorin, 28 September 1845.
Based on archival materials of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and of Notre Dame, and on a copious use of secondary sources, Edward Sorin is the definitive biography of a major figure in the history of Catholicism and education in the nineteenth century.
Founded in 1842 by Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross and rated today among the top 20 universities in the nation, the University of Notre Dame is renown for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service, all in concert with a commitment to Catholic values.
Edward Sorin and animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Edward Sorin, Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the same priest who founded University of Notre Dame, the University offers a liberal arts education emphasizing critical thinking and ethical practice.