Archive for the tag "Brute"
Time has slipped away and it is almost April. With that in mind, I wanted to post a few items from the calendar that are very important to the history of the Catholic Church in Indiana. This is a lengthy post. March 22nd is the anniversary of the death of Monsignor John J. Doyle. Msgr. […]
Today marks the 238th anniversary of the birth of the Right Rev. Simon Guillaume Gabriel Bruté de Remur, known to us as Servant of God Simon Bruté, the First Bishop of Vincennes, Indiana. He was born in Rennes, France, March 20, 1779. Bruté lived through the French Revolution and all that it meant to the […]
Immigration is in the news, but it was different in 1835. March 7th marked a significant event in the life of Servant of God, Simon Bruté. On that day after 25 years already spent in the United States, Bruté officially became a citizen of the United States of America. Prior to this event there is […]
On this first day of February, we mark 162 years since the death of Nicholas Louis Petit S.J. It probably means very little to most people, but being serious about “Keeping the memory alive of those who have gone before us” for me, also means “keeping track” of them as well. I’ve written previously about […]
I’ve posted many times about the story of Father Benjamin Marie Petit, the young Frenchman who followed Servant of God, Simon Brute to America in order to serve among the missions and, in particular, to serve among the Native Americans in the northern part of the State of Indiana, particularly the Potawatomi Indians. There is […]