Alphonse Joseph Glorieux
|Alphonse Joseph Glorieux|
|Born||February 1, 1844|
|Died||August 25, 1917(aged 73)|
Beginning in Belgium
Glorieux was born on 1 February 1844 to a Belgian family in the municipality of Dottignies, in what is now the municipality of Mouscron, Hainaut, Belgium. As a young man, he entered the seminary, specifically The American College of the Immaculate Conception in Louvain, with intent to go to the American missions. He was ordained a priest on the 17 August 1867, and was sent to the United States.
Ministry in the United States
Glorieux made his way west, and took a position as first president of St. Michael's College, a school for boys that opened in Portland, Oregon in 1871. On 7 October 1884, he was appointed vicar apostolic of the Idaho Territory, after an eight year interregnum following the resignation of fellow Belgian Louis Aloysius Lootens as vicar apostolic. He was consecrated bishop on 19 April 1885 in the Baltimore Basilica of the Assumption, while attending the Third Council of Baltimore.
The diocese of Boise was erected on 25 August 1893, and Glorieux was appointed bishop of the newborn diocese. The diocese was set at its present boundaries at that time, and Glorieux made the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Boise his cathedral.
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- "The American College at Louvain". 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 10 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- "Oregon". 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- Donald Fraser. "History of the Diocese of Boise". Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise website. Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
- "Diocese of Boise City". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
|Bishop of Boise
Daniel Mary Gorman
Louis Aloysius Lootens
|Vicar Apostolic of Idaho
None (diocese erected)