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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral

 
 
Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  
D.O.M. Ad Laud et Glor Domini Nostri et Redemptoris Jesu Christi Hanc Mariam Annam R.R. D.D. et in Chr Pater Simon G. Brute Qui Primus Vincennopolitanan Sedem Episcopus Tenuis Vovebat Dabat et Consecrabat An Rep Sal MDCCCXXXIX

Translation
D.O.M. abbreviation for "Deo Optimo Maximo"..."To God the Greatest and the Best" To the Praise and Glory of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ The Most Reverend Lord and Father in Christ, Simon G. Brute, who was the first Bishop held the See of Vincennes, vowed, gave and consecrated the Mary Anne in the year of Salvation 1839.

(In French)
"Les Freres Grente de Hambye Deptnt de la Manche mont fait"

Translation
The Grente Brothers of Hambye Department of LaManche made me.

Hambye, a small town in the province of LaManche bordering the English Channel.
"LaManche" is also "English Channel" in french.
 
Erected by The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker
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Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 38° 40.704′ N, 87° 32.074′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on 2nd Street south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Church Street, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Rose Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constructing a Legacy (about 300 feet away); Inside the Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fort Sackville (about 300 feet away); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Pierre Gibault (about 400 feet away); The George Rogers Clark Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
3. Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral Marker
The Big Bell is located at the former St. Gabriel's College Building.
The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
4. The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
5. The Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
Taken from George Rogers Clark Memorial
Nearby St. Gabriel's College Building Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
6. Nearby St. Gabriel's College Building Plaque
Plaque is located at the rear of the building which houses the bell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022