Saturday, September 29, 2007

Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, Bishop of Denver

Bishop Machebeuf ( 1812-1889 ), a native of France, was active in the eastern part of what is now the Toledo Diocese, throughout the 1840's. He served in Tiffin, Peru, and Sandusky, where he founded Holy Angels parish.
Machebeuf was made Vicar Apostolic of Colorado, in 1868 and first Bishop of Denver, in 1887. A mountain in Colorado is named in his honor. For a biographical sketch, click HERE.

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