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Encyclopedia > Jean Baptiste Salpointe
Jean-Baptiste Salpointe
Jean-Baptiste Salpointe

Jean-Baptiste Salpointe was the first Bishop of Arizona and the second Archbishop of Santa Fe. Image File history File links Bishopsalpointe. ... Image File history File links Bishopsalpointe. ... Two bishops assist at the Exhumation of Saint Hubert, who was a bishop too, at the église Saint-Pierre in Liège. ... It has been suggested that Arizona Governors Mansion be merged into this article or section. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the southwestern region of the United States in the state of New Mexico. ...


Salpointe was born in Saint-Maurice, Auvergne, Occitania, France on February 22, 1825. He received his preparatory education in a school in Agen and studied the classics at the College of Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand after the fusion of the cities of Clermont and Montferrand). He subsequently studied philosophy and theology in the Theological Seminary of Montferrand. Salpointe was ordained a priest on December 20, 1851, and in 1859 he volunteered to come to the New Mexico territory as a missionary. History Auvergne was also historically a province of France, deriving its name from Averni, a Gallic tribe who once occupied the area. ... Occitania refers to the lands where the Occitan language is spoken. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Agen is a city and commune located in the Aquitaine région in southern France, on the river Garonne, 84 miles above Bordeaux. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... Clermont-Ferrand is a city of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of approximately 140,000. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The New Mexico Territory became an organized territory of the United States on September 9, 1850, and it existed until New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. ... A missionary is traditionally defined as a propagator of religion who works to convert those outside that community; someone who proselytizes. ...


In 1860, Salpointe was assigned to the parish in Mora, New Mexico, where he served for six years. The expanse of that parish extended for over 200 miles from north to south. Among his accomplishments at Mora was his success in persuading the Sisters of Loretto and the Christian Brothers to come to the parish and establish schools there. Mora County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... The Loreto Sisters is a common name for The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ...


In August of 1864, Bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy of Santa Fe was informed that the Jesuits in Arizona had been recalled by their Superior and that the Arizona territory was left without priests to care for the spiritual wants of its people. Salpointe was appointed Vicar General of the Arizona Missions. Jean-Baptiste Lamy Bronze statue of Lamy in front of St. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A vicar general (often abbreviated VG) is the principal deputy of the bishop of a diocese for the exercise of administrative authority. ... Beginning in 1493, the Kingdom of Spain maintained a number of missions throughout Nueva España (New Spain, consisting of Mexico and portions of what today are the Southwestern United States) in order to facilitate colonization of these lands. ...


On February 7, 1866 Salpointe arrived in Tucson, Arizona along with two priests from Santa Fe. At the time Arizona consisted of approximately 6,000 settlers, half a dozen settlements and several mining camps. Salpointe set about building churches, organizing new congregations, and founding schools and hospitals in the territory. In 1868 Arizona was given the status of a Vicariate Apostolic by the Church and Salpointe was appointed its first bishop. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ... Nickname: The City Different Location in the State of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Santa Fe Founded 1607 Mayor David Coss Area    - City 96. ... Apostolic vicariate is a type of Roman Catholic diocese for non-Catholic or missionary regions and countries. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins and sees itself as the same Church founded by Jesus and maintained through Apostolic Succession from the Twelve Apostles. ...


On February 19, 1885, Bishop Salpointe was appointed coadjutor to Archbishop Lamy of Santa Fe, but remained as administrator of the Vicarate of Arizona until the appointment of his successor, Bishop Peter Bourgade, in early 1885. Salpointe then succeeded Lamy as Archbishop of Santa Fe on July 18, 1885. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the southwestern region of the United States in the state of New Mexico. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Archbishop Salpointe retired on January 7, 1894, and moved to Tucson, where he wrote a history of the Catholic Church in the Southwestern United States. Salpointe died on July 15, 1898, and is buried under the altar of St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson. Salpointe Catholic High School in that city is named in his honor. January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Salpointe Catholic High School is a co-ed Catholic high school in Tucson, Arizona, run by the Carmelite Order. ...


References

Salpointe, Jean-Baptiste, Soldiers of the Cross; Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, Documentary Publications, Salisbury, N.C. 1977 (originally published 1898).


Archdiocese of Santa Fe [1]

Preceded by
Jean Baptiste Lamy
Archbishop of Santa Fe
1885-1894
Succeeded by
Placide Louis Chapelle

 
 

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