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|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Glen John Provost
|Bishop of 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
August 9, 1949 |
|Motto||PRO VENTURIS SERIT|
Glen John Provost
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
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.
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. 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.
|Catholic Church titles|
Edward Kenneth Braxton
|Bishop of Lake Charles