It’s easy to forget in the swirling maelstrom of awesomeness that have been the last two days, but a long, long time ago, before Twitter, and before HLS was a glint in Biscuit’s eye, Fr. Sorin did something rather special. On this date, back in 1842, he and his brothers took snow-covered acreage and called it L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac.
It is thus fitting that we pause and acknowledge this anniversary, one that forms a trinity of significant anniversaries this magnificent year: the founding of the Congregation of the Holy Cross 175 years ago this year and the launch of Notre Dame football 125 years ago.
So pause, today, amidst your Cyber Monday-ing or your frantic search for affordable air fare to MIA. Take a moment and say thank you to those who came before us to found the place that we call home, whever we may be from or wherever we may be now.