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Prayer for the Cause of Bishop Bruté

Heavenly Father, source of all that is holy, in every age, you raise up men and women who live lives of heroic love and service.

You have blessed your Church through the life of Simon Bruté, first bishop of Vincennes and spiritual director to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Through his prayer, his intellect, his love, and his pastoral care, Simon Bruté formed future priests and guided your Church in the early days of our country.

If it be your will, may he be proclaimed a saint.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. —Amen.

(Contributions to defray the expenses in furthering the Cause should be sent to Bishop Bruté Fund, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, P.O. Box 1410, Indianapolis, IN 46206.)


Indiana Saints

This section will link to stories, clippings, bibliographies and biographies of various individuals whom I call Saints. Of course, this does not mean that they have been officially recognized as saints of the Church, however, I am attempting to introduce you to those men and women who served the “People of God” in some capacity, in the State of Indiana.

I want to hold them up to all as models of holiness.

   Fr. Benjamin Marie Petit
   Fr. Louis DeSeille
   Fr. Louis Nichols Petit S.J.