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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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Ordinations… 1837

On October 14, 1837, Bishop Bruté ordained two men. Benjamin Petit and John Plunkett. Both men would go on to do great things in service to the Church in Indiana. Both would die outside of the state and within three years of their ordination. John Plunkett, an Irishman, did heroic work on the canals in […]

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Fr. John Plunkett (1798-1840) and Miscellanea

On March 14, 1840, Father John Plunkett, a priest of the Diocese of Vincennes, ordained less than 2 years, died in a tragic accident. The following article was taken from the history pages for St. Dennis Church, Joliet Illinois. During the fever days in late summer of 1838 along the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a […]

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October Events

I’ve said this before… October is a “busy” month for Indiana Catholic history! It is already the middle of the month and here are some of the items from the calendar: On October 14, 1837, Bishop Bruté ordained two men. Benjamin Petit and John Plunkett. Both men would go on to do great things in […]

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October Events…

Keeping up with the busy October Indiana Catholic Calendar… On October 14, 1837, Bishop Bruté ordained two men. Benjamin Petit and John Plunkett. Both men would go on to do great things in service to the Church in Indiana. Both would die outside of the state and within three years of their ordination. John Plunkett, […]

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Keeping up with the calendar…

Keeping up with the busy October Indiana Catholic Calendar… On October 14, 1837, Bishop Bruté ordained two men. Benjamin Petit and John Plunkett. Both men would go on to do great things in service to the Church in Indiana. Both would die outside of the state and within three years of their ordination. John Plunkett, […]

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