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Prayer for the Cause of Bishop Brute


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.)

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Early Failures-Difficult Conditions

Father Robert Gorman, in his unpublished history of the diocese said: One reason for the manifest zeal and accomplishment of the pastors whom Bruté located was the fact that he chose his clerics carefully and the concept of his mission administration would lack completeness without a brief notice of the men he rejected or censured. […]

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Fr. John Plunket (1798-1840)

On this day, March 14, in the year 1840, Father John Plunket, a priest of the Diocese of Vincennes, ordained less than 2 years, died in a tragic accident. His death occurred by all accounts on the 14th, however, the Catholic Telegraph of Cincinnati, published a short obituary which was, in turn, taken from a […]

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Petit and Deydier

This weekend we celebrate the lives of two early priests of the Diocese of Vincennes. February 10th marks the 179th anniversary of the death of Fr. Benjamin Petit, the apostle to the Potawatomi, in 1839, and February 11 marks the 154th anniversary of the death of Fr. Antoine (Anthony) Deydier in 1864. I’ve written before […]

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The first winter in Vincennes-Bishop Bruté’s letter to the world

In the winter of 1834, Bishop Simon Bruté had made a few trips to visit his expansive new Diocese of Vincennes. In the short time he had been bishop there was no way he could have visited everywhere, but he felt the need to tell the world–through the Catholic press–that he had arrived and that […]

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Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton

Today, January 4th, is the Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native born American to be canonized a saint. She was canonized in 1975, one year before the Bi-Centennial. Although she never visited Indiana, the history of the Catholic Church in this State has very close ties to her. And, if it is possible […]

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