Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral
(at top of bell)
D.O.M. Ad Laud et Glor Domini Nostri et Redepmtoris 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
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.
Inscription at bottom of Bell.
"Les Freres Grente de Hambye Deptnt de la Manche mont fait"
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.
Location. 38° 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. Fort Sackville in 1779 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The George Rogers Clark Memorial (about 400 feet away); Site of Fort Sackville (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. Vincennes (about 600 feet away); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Vincennes in the American Revolution (about 700 feet away); Vincennes (about 800 feet away); Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old Cathedral Complex, Vincennes, Indiana. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.