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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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Hailandieré Resigns (1847)

Today is the day that the guy everyone loved to hate, resigned … On this day in 1847, Celestine de la Hailandieré resigned as the second Bishop of Vincennes. Through the years he has been vilified, sometimes appropriately, sometimes not. It seems to me that the further we get from the events of that time […]

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Benjamin Petit and Anthony Deydier – True Indiana Saints

This week on the Indiana Catholic History calendar we honor two French priests who are truly (although not “officially”) Saints! February 10th and 11th mark the deaths of Father Benjamin Marie Petit (1811-1839) and Father Anthony Deydier (1788-1864), both of whom were recruited by Bishop Bruté. I must say that these two men are among […]

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Anne Therese Guerin (Mother Theodore)

Today is the official feast day of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, canonized on October 15, 2006. This important Indiana Saint seems to pop up in the news more and more. From the renaming of a school, to the erection of a new statue, she has graced the media more often, obviously because of her recognition […]

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Indiana Saints

Next week we celebrate the lives of two men who were truly, “Indiana Saints” ! I am speaking of Father Benjamin Marie Petit (1811-1839) and Father Anthony Deydier (1788-1864), both of whom were recruited by Bishop Bruté. These are two of my favorites. Sunday, February 10th is the 174th anniversary of the death of Fr. […]

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The Feast of ALL Saints-2012

Happy “All Hallows Eve”… Tomorrow (November 1st) is the Feast of “ALL Saints”. It is a day that reminds us of the “community” of which we are a part of. Within my narrow focus on that community, namely the Church in Indiana, the label of Saint points to a number of people in our collective […]

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