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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.)



   Welcome to the Indiana Catholic website! This site is intended to teach, to share, and to advance the memory of those men and women who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith in Indiana. In particular, I want to share the early history of the clergy in Indiana, especially the 18th, 19th and even the early 20th century.
   Names such as Simon Bruté, Anthony Deydier, Benjamin Petit, Simon Lalumiere and many others who helped to maintain and spread the faith and bring the sacraments and all the exterior trappings of Roman Catholicism to the backwoods of Indiana in the earliest days of the Diocese of Vincennes which later became the Diocese (and Archdiocese) of Indianapolis.
   Please look around, click on the links, let us know what you think. There are links to original documents as well. There are bibliographies, indexes, and more in-depth information about particular people, places and things.
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This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Msgr. John J. Doyle