Glen Provost

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles
Archdiocese New Orleans
Diocese Lake Charles
Appointed March 6, 2007
Installed April 23, 2007
Predecessor Edward Kenneth Braxton
Ordination June 29, 1975
by Pope Paul VI
Consecration April 23, 2007
by Alfred Clifton Hughes, Jude Speyrer, and Charles Michael Jarrell
Personal details
Born (1949-08-09) August 9, 1949 (age 67)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Styles of
Glen John Provost
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Glen John Provost (born August 9, 1949) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana since his episcopal consecration on April 23, 2007.[1]


Provost was born to Cyrus and Sadie Marie Blanchet Provost in Lafayette, Louisiana. He received a B.A. in English Literature from Saint Joseph Seminary College near Covington, Louisiana, in 1971, and continued his studies in Rome while living at the North American College. In 1974 he was awarded the Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureum (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) from St. Thomas University and the Licentiate in 1975. In 1981 he also earned a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Further studies include work at Institut Catholique in Paris (1972: French language); the University of London (1980: Victorian language); Don Quixote Institute in Salamanca (1997: Spanish); Istituto Santa Maria, Rome (1971: Italian); and archaeological study tours to Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

As Provost was a student at the North American College, he joined numerous other students being ordained to the priesthood by Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975 in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and served in the Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana.

He was consecrated, and installed, as bishop on April 23, 2007, with Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans as principal celebrant.[1] His installation brought to a close the two year 'sede vacante' the diocese experienced after his predecessor, Edward Kenneth Braxton, was appointed Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, on March 15, 2005.

In addition to English, Provost speaks French, Italian, and Spanish.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edward Kenneth Braxton
Bishop of Lake Charles
Succeeded by