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Notre Dame Trail concludes with commemorative Mass

first_img175 years ago, on a snowy November day in 1842, Fr. Edward F. Sorin traveled more than 300 miles north from Vincennes, Indiana, to Notre Dame, where he developed his vision for the University. Over the course of 13 days, thousands of participants walked anywhere from 15-41 miles each day — some walking the full journey made by Father Sorin — to commemorate the founder’s journey, with the trek concluding Saturday morning.In a Mass following the venture, University President Fr. John Jenkins said Sorin demonstrated resilience and showcased love in his determination to found the University. He said the original dream constantly expands to include more individuals interested in enhancing the mission of Notre Dame. Peter St. John Members of the Notre Dame community gather to celebrate Mass after the conclusion of the Notre Dame Trail.“That’s the way it’s always been with Notre Dame,” Jenkins said. “It began with a small group and a dream. And as they struggled to realize that dream, so many others joined them to be part of the Notre Dame family and to help. We celebrate and thank all those who made this University what it is today.”According to Jenkins, troubling events around the world concern him, particularly recent expressions of white supremacism. He encountered an article arguing that universities should promote openness to debate, rather than offer moral clarity, he said.“Perhaps, we here at Notre Dame, following in the footsteps of Father Sorin, can offer something more,” he said. “We are certainly committed to these epistemic virtues and the pursuit of truth, but at this Catholic university, we add to them other values, such as a commitment to the dignity of each and every person, a willingness to take responsibility for the common good and a special concern for those who are most vulnerable.”One trail participant, Sara Klepper, joined her mother, a ’77 alumna for a five-day pilgrimage north.“For us, it was important just to come out and pay tribute to Father Sorin and the original founding of the University 175 years ago,” she said. “So to get back to our roots, the University’s roots and to celebrate Our Lady with family, friends and classmates was really special.” Some walkers documented their experiences in an online journal that included the geographical trail description as well as the lessons learned throughout their journeys. In an August 27 entry, participant Timothy Deenihan said the trail aided in self-discovery.“To go on this pilgrimage, I had to let go of who I was,” he said. “The same can be said for returning from it. … We mustn’t spend our days, not even our hours, holding on to what we were. We have to let go, we have to choose a direction, left or right, so that we may become what we will be.”Tags: 175th anniversary, Notre Dame Trail, Rev. Edward Sorinlast_img read more

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Stylish penthouse on southern Gold Coast comes with magical views

first_imgThe bedroom has a private balcony A rooftop pool and spa are luxury highlights of the penthouse. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoThe 410sq m property compromises two floors and according to Ms Auffret, the penthouse feels as big as an actual house. “The two-level floor plan is enormous,” she said. “It is also bathed in natural light and feels as big as a house but with the security and ease of living in an apartment.“There is so much unexpected space.“It would be perfect for anyone downsizing without having to compromise on space or their lifestyle.” The Burleigh Heads penthouse captures ocean views Marble bathrooms and large built in wardrobes ooze a sense of stylish luxury while an office and three car lock up space in the basement prove you don’t have to live life minimally. Ms Auffret said the penthouse has been fully renovated.“It is on offer for the first time in many years,” she said.“The renovation has given the property exquisite style.” 29 Ewart St, Burleigh Heads.WATCH the sunset in style. This stylish north facing penthouse comes with a bird’s eye view. The penthouse is packed with features including a private roof top and teenagers retreat. Shelley Auffret is marketing the property and said the view at night was a magical one.“If you have ever dreamt of living in an exclusive Burleigh penthouse apartment overlooking The stunning Gold coast Skyline this one truly does sparkle,” Ms Auffret said. “Dream no more.” center_img The penthouse comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The penthouse is a short walk to the each and Burleigh Head’s village of cafes and restaurants.last_img read more

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