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Joseph Chartrand becomes Coadjutor

On July 27, 1910 Joseph Chartrand was named Auxiliary, with right of succession for the Diocese of Indianapolis.

Born in St. Louis, MO, May 11, 1870, Chartrand was ordained a priest at Indianapolis on September 24, 1892. Obviously, a plan was in place for him as he was appointed vicar general on February 13, 1910. He was named titular bishop of Flavias and coadjutor to the Bishop of Indianapolis, Francis Silas Chatard, on July 27, 1910. He was consecrated in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul at Indianapolis, September 15, 1910, by Archbishop Diomede Falconio, apostolic delegate to the United States, assisted by Bishop Denis O’Donaghue of Louisville (the man he succeeded as Auxiliary) and Bishop Herman Alerding of Fort Wayne.

The Indianapolis Star predicted his appointment on February 14th of that year:


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