Archive for the tag "Vincennes"
April 21st, marks the 268th anniversary of the first official entry in the Sacramental Record at Saint Francis Xavier, Vincennes. In this day and age, when genealogy is still a very popular pastime, the existence of early Church records makes a genealogist’s pulse increase. Although I am sure that many baptisms, marriages etc. were performed […]
On this day, November 5, 1834, at 5:00 P.M., newly consecrated Bishop Simon Gabriel Bruté took possession of his Cathedral in Vincennes. He celebrated pontifically for the first time on the following Sunday, November 9, 1834.1 This was the end of a long journey to Saint Louis, and the pomp of the consecration of a […]
On the day after his consecration, in Saint Louis, Bishop Simon Bruté issues his first pastoral letter. Addressed to “All the faithful of our Diocess” he wrote on October 29, 1834: SIMON GABRIEL, by the Grace of God and the appointment of the Holy See, Bishop of Vincennes. To all the Faithful of our Diocese, […]
Today, August 8, marks the 175th anniversary of the formal dedication of the Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Vincennes. Even though the church was built much earlier, what we now call the “Old Cathedral” was finally dedicated on this day by Bishop Hailandiére. On March 30, 1826 the Vincennes Sun reported: The cornerstone of […]
237 years ago this coming Sunday, March 20th, Simon Guillaume Gabriel Bruté de Rémur was born in the town of Rennes, France. To us he is known as Servant of God, Bishop Simon Bruté, first Bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana, now the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In 2005, then Archbishop Daniel Beuchlein, began the […]