Bruno, Saskatchewan

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Bruno is located in Saskatchewan
Bruno is located in Canada
Location of Bruno in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°15′50″N 105°31′16″W / 52.264°N 105.521°W / 52.264; -105.521
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 15
Rural Municipality Bayne No. 371
Post office Founded 1906
 • Mayor Dale Glessman
 • MLA Humboldt Donna Harpauer
 • MP Saskatoon--Humboldt Brad Trost
 • Land 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 574
 • Density 606.1/km2 (1,570/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 0S0
Area code(s) 306

Bruno is a town located 90 km east of Saskatoon and 35 km west of Humboldt. Its current mayor is Dale Glessman.[4]

Bruno is the only community in the prairies to hold an annual cherry festival.[5]

Bruno Clayworks "T" Brick
Sample of Bruno Clayworks "T" bricks, manufactured at the old clayworks located 4 km west of Bruno, SK. The clayworks operated between 1905-1960s, and produced a unique sideways "T" shape brick that interlocked when stacked with each row rotated 180º to the previous. The bricks photographed were removed during a room renovation within the 1919 portion of the former St. Ursula's Academy / Ursulines of Bruno Convent (now St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission).

Bruno Clayworks located 4 km west of Bruno produced over one million bricks between the years 1905 and the 1960s.[6] The historic Old Fire Hall and Jail, a heritage building housing the Bruno Museum, was built from bricks manufactured at the brick plant[7], as were many other area buildings. The bricks manufactured by the Bruno Clayworks were a unique sideways "T" shape which allowed rows of bricks to interlock when rotated 180º.[8]


Bruno was named after Father Bruno Doefler[9] who came to the area along with other Germans from Minnesota in 1902.[10]

From 1911 to 1919 Bruno Doefler was Abbot of the Territorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster.[11] The territory of the Territorial abbey (Abbey Nullius) which included Bruno was also referred to as St. Peter's Colony.[12]

Ursuline Convent[edit]

In 1919 the Ursuline Sisters opened a convent and in 1922 an academy called St. Ursula's Academy was established. The convent and academy building of 1919 was expanded in the 1950s with an extension which included the chapel. In 1952 there were 80 professed sisters up from 55 in 1934.[13] Additional building expansions happened in 1962 (gymnasium) and 1977 (convent infirmary wing). The academy graduated its last class in 1982.[14]

Eight stained glass windows from the convent chapel have been moved to the Holy Spirit Church in Saskatoon, Vanier Collegiate in Moose Jaw, and Villa Angela and the Humboldt Museum in nearby Humboldt.[15]

St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission[edit]

On July 1, 2007, the Ursuline facility changed ownership and became the home of St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, a Catholic post-secondary school of faith formation;[16] and the St. Therese Healing and Growth Center (now no longer operating[17]), a retreat center for personal inner healing based on Catholic and scriptural traditions.[18] St. Therese Institute opened its doors to its inaugural class in September 2007; the Healing and Growth Center operated from 2008-2015. St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission (and from 2007-2008, St. Therese Catholic College of Faith and Mission) is the operating name of St. Therese School of Faith and Mission Inc. It is a Canadian registered Charitable Organization.[19]


Canada census – Bruno, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 574 (+16% from 2006) 495 (-13.3% from 2001)
Land area: 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi) 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population density: 606.1/km2 (1,570/sq mi) 522.7/km2 (1,354/sq mi)
Median age: 49.9 (M: 49.6, F: 49.9) 50.3 (M: 49.4, F: 51.5)
Total private dwellings: 294 272
Median household income: $31,262
References: 2011[20] 2006[21] earlier[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Bruno mayor and town council". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "History of the Festival". Bruno Cherry Festival. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Bruno Clayworks" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Saskatchewan Register of Heritage Property (Old Fire Hall and Jail)". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  8. ^ "File:Bruno Clayworks (Bruno, SK).jpg". Wikipedia. 
  9. ^ "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (DOERFLER, GEORGE, named Dom Bruno)". Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  10. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Bruno)". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  11. ^ "Territorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  12. ^ "The German Catholics of St. Peter's Colony: 1903-1930 By Paul Paproski, OSB" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  13. ^ "Peel's Prairie Provinces: St Ursula's Academy, Bruno Saskatchewan (Peel 7425)". Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  14. ^ Lukan Yaworski, Kiply. "Ursulines of Bruno hold reunion at former convent and school June 3, 2007 - OSU reunion.pdf" (PDF). Diocese of Saskatoon. Diocese of Saskatoon. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Institute for Stained Glass in Canada". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  16. ^ "St. Therese School – 9 Month Formation Program". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  17. ^ Admin, StT. ""triumph: Freedom through Healing" now its own Independant Apostolate! - St. Therese Institute". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  18. ^ "St. Therese Healing and Growth Centre". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  19. ^ "REGISTERED Charity's Return - Quick View". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  20. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  21. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  22. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 52°15′52″N 105°31′17″W / 52.26444°N 105.52139°W / 52.26444; -105.52139