OLD NOTRE DAME
On this site, explore bonus material for Philip Hicks’s OLD NOTRE DAME: Paul Fenlon, Sorin Hall & Me, a book about the professor who spent 60 years in a Notre Dame dormitory and lived to tell the tale— to his youngest friend.
“An aged, retired English professor, and confirmed bachelor, doggedly clings to life in a men’s residence hall at Notre Dame during the campus tumult of the 1960s and 1970’s. During his struggles, the professor is befriended by a young undergraduate who is fascinated by a relic living in his midst. The fascination blossoms into a beautiful and profound friendship, and, decades later, the once young undergraduate writes the story of a breed of educator that is now gone.” –Bill ND’75 (5-star Amazon review) *****
“A Sorin Hall legend has been transformed from a faint memory to one of Notre Dame’s historic figures.” –S. B. Devlin (5-star Amazon review)