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Jacques-Maurice De Saint Palais

Right Rev. Jacques-Maurice De Saint Palais
Bishop of Vincennes
Jacques-Maurice De Saint Palais
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Vincennes (now Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
In office October 3, 1848—June 28, 1877
Predecessor John Stephen Bazin
Successor Francis Silas Marean Chatard
Ordination May 28, 1836
Consecration January 14, 1849
by Richard Miles
Personal details
Born (1811-11-15)November 15, 1811
La Salvetat, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Died June 28, 1877(1877-06-28) (aged 65)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, United States
Styles of
Jacques-Maurice De Saint Palais
Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style none

Jacques-Maurice des Landes d’Aussac De Saint Palais (November 15, 1811 – June 28, 1877) was a French-born American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Vincennes, currently known as the Archbishop of Indianapolis, from 1848 until his death.

De Saint Palais was born in La Salvetat, and ordained to the priesthood on May 28, 1836 in Paris. In July of 1836 he followed Bishop Simon Bruté to the new Diocese of Vincennes. He served in various parishes and after the death of the third bishop, Bishop Jean Bazin he was named the fourth Bishop On October 3, 1848 by Pope Pius IX. He received his episcopal consecration on January 14, 1849 from Bishop Richard Miles, OP, with Bishops Martin Spalding and Hippolyte Du Pontavice serving as co-consecrators.

The Bishop died on the Sisters of Providence grounds at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, at the age of 65. He is buried in the crypt of the Old Cathedral in Vincennes.

External links

  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis - Bishops and Archbishops of the Archdiocese
  • Catholic-Hierarchy
  • Indiana Catholic History
Preceded by
Jean Etienne Bazin
Bishop of Vincennes
Succeeded by
Francis Silas Marean Chatard
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