Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, invites us to the Founder’s Plaque outside the Log Chapel.
“The full letter of December 5, 1842, reveals that immediately after sketching his vision for Notre Dame, Fr. Sorin asks his superior to reassign him, to send him to live among local, indigenous peoples. He wrote of his love for the Potawatomi … As we grapple with how to acknowledge that we teach and learn on the traditional homelands of the Potawatomi, it’s good to bear in mind how close these people were to our founder’s heart at this decisive moment in our history.”
During Advent, how can we trust in the God who knows us better than we do and find the courage to answer God’s call?