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200 years ago today…

On this day, November 15, 1811 Jacques M. Maurice Landes d’Aussac de Saint-Palais, known to us as Bishop St. Palais, was born at LaSalvetat, France, He was ordained a priest at Paris, on May 28, 1836. After the death of Bishop Bazin he was named Administrator of the diocese. St. Palais was named bishop of Vincennes, October 3, 1848 and was consecrated in the cathedral at Vincennes on January 14, 1849, by Bishop Pius Miles, OP, of Nashville, assisted by Coadjutor Bishop Martin John Spalding of Louisville and Very Reverend Hippolyte Du Pontavice, vicar general of Vincennes. He Died at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, June 28, 1877. His body is interred in the Old Cathedral, Vincennes.


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