... Rome, 1865-1871. This is the ideal period of my life. Fr. Freyd, of blessed memory, was my superior and my director. I had many fine friends among the students there. A large number of them became religious because Fr. Freyd had us make a real religious novitiate. What a feast to look back on all this and to speak about Rome again, and Santa Chiara and Fr. Freyd!
(Fr. Leo Dehon, 1925)