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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.)

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Simon Bruté – An “American” Saint

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 […]

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Simon Bruté – an “American” Saint

Today marks a significant event in the life of Servant of God, Simon Bruté. On March 7, 1835, Simon Bruté officially became a citizen of the United States. This is significant in that Bruté arrived in the United States nearly 25 years earlier. Writing in his 2005 dissertation, Fr. Albert Ledoux, said: “Brute formally embraced […]

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Simon Brute anniversaries

This month marks two significant events in the life of Servant of God, Simon Brute. First, on March 7, 1835, Simon Brute officially became a citizen of the United States. Writing in his 2005 dissertation, Rev. Albert Ledoux, said: “Brute formally embraced United States nationality almost a quarter century after first stepping foot onto a […]

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