Bruno, Saskatchewan

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Bruno is located in Saskatchewan
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 Audrey Ludwig
 • Administrator Kim Sopotyk
 • 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.

Bruno is the only community in the prairies to hold an annual cherry festival.[4]

Bruno Clayworks located 4 km west of Bruno produced over one million bricks between the years 1905 and the 1960s.[5] The historic Old Fire Hall and Jail, a heritage building housing the Bruno Museum, was built from bricks manufactured at the brick plant.[6]


Bruno was named after Father Bruno Doefler[7] who came to the area along with other Germans from Minnesota in 1902.[8]

From 1911 to 1919 Bruno Doefler was Abbot of the Territorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster.[9] The territory of the Territorial abbey (Abbey Nullius) which included Bruno was also referred to as St. Peter's Colony.[10]

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.[11] The academy graduated its last class in the 1980s.[12]

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.[13]

On July 1, 2007, the Ursuline facility changed ownership and became the home of the new non-profit St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, a Catholic post-secondary school of faith formation;[14] and the new St. Therese Healing and Growth Center, a retreat center for personal inner healing based on Catholic and scriptural traditions.[15] St. Therese College opened its doors to its inaugural class in September 2007; the Healing and Growth Center opened later in 2008.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  4. ^ "History of the Festival". Bruno Cherry Festival. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Bruno Clayworks" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Saskatchewan Register of Heritage Property (Old Fire Hall and Jail)". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (DOERFLER, GEORGE, named Dom Bruno)". Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  8. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Bruno)". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Territorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  10. ^ "The German Catholics of St. Peter’s Colony: 1903-1930 By Paul Paproski, OSB" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Peel's Prairie Provinces: St Ursula's Academy, Bruno Saskatchewan (Peel 7425)". Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  12. ^ "New life for former convent in Bruno". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  13. ^ "Institute for Stained Glass in Canada". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  14. ^ "St. Therese School – 9 Month Formation Program". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  15. ^ "St. Therese Healing and Growth Centre". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  16. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  17. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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