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On June 3, 2005 Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein began a series for the summer in his weekly “Seeking the Face of the Lord” column on the life and ministry of Bishop Simon Bruté—the first bishop of what is now the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Earlier in 2005, Archbishop Buechlein initiated the beginning steps to open an official cause for canonization of Bishop Bruté, who was born on March 20, 1779, and died on June 26, 1839. The cause was officially opened on Sept. 12.

“Elements of his life and ministry can serve as a framework for reflections on the meaning of his virtues for us Catholics some 160 years later. I truly believe he is a blessing and a grace for our local Church,” said Archbishop Buechlein.

To obtain a booklet of the columns that the archbishop wrote -- along with pictures and special prayers, send a check for $5, made to the "Catholic Communications Center ," to:

Bishop Bruté Booklet
Catholic Communications Center
P.O. 1410
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Be sure to also include a mailing address where you wish the booklet to be sent.


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