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. We especially recommend the link “Indiana Catholic History Blog and Postings” where you can read short stories, news items, anniversary information etc. about some of these special people and events in the history of the Catholic Church in Indiana. There are links to original documents as well. Also check out the other “Main Topics” listed on the right side of this page. There are bibliographies, indexes, and more in-depth information about particular people, places and things.
If you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions, or anything else that you would like to make known to me, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail.
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This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Msgr. John J. Doyle