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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.)

Tag: Sainthood

The 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 […]


Work Progressing on Servant of God

The Message is the official newspaper for the Diocese of Evansville. In their online edition they recently published an update to the “Cause” for Servant of God, Bishop Simon Bruté: Work Progressing On Servant Of God By Tim Lilley The Message Editor updated 8:00 AM EDT, Thu July 16, 2015 Work continues on the initial […]


Happy Birthday, Bishop Bruté

As I post this, the day is almost over, however, I did not want the sun to set without mentioning that today, March 20th marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of Servant of God, Simon Guillaume Bruté, first Bishop of Vincennes, spiritual director to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, scholar, theologian and “Hoosier”… Well, perhaps […]


The Cost of Sainthood

The Catholic News Service had an article recently about the costs of getting someone canonized. The article pointed out, and rightfully so, that “the church isn’t selling halos; it’s compensating professionals doing serious research”. Our beloved Bishop Bruté, whose cause was begun in 2005 is a good example of this. Bruté left a lot of […]


Servant of God Simon Brutè

On this day in 2005 Archbishop Daniel Buechlein officially opened the cause for the canonization of the First Bishop of Vincennes, Simon Brutè. Here is the text from the September 16, 2005 edition of the ‘Criterion’, announcing the “cause” The Cause of Canonization of Bishop Simon Bruté is opened Founder of diocese now may be […]