Placide Louis Chapelle
|Ordination history of Placide Louis Chapelle|
|Principal consecrator||James Gibbons (Baltimore)|
|Date of consecration||November 1, 1891|
|Gustave Augustin Rouxel||April 9, 1899|
|Francisco de Paula Barnada y Aguilar||July 2, 1899|
|James Blenk, S.M.||July 2, 1899|
|Pedro Ladislao González y Estrada||October 28, 1903|
|Braulio Orúe y Vivanco||October 28, 1903|
|Bonaventure Broderick||October 28, 1903|
|Antonio Aurelio Torres y Sanz, O.C.D.||May 22, 1904|
|Cornelius Van de Ven||November 30, 1904|
Chapelle was ordained in June 1865, appointed to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe from 1894, and appointed by Leo XIII to the Archdiocese of New Orleans concurrently from December 1897. The following year he became apostolic delegate in Cuba and Puerto Rico and the extraordinary envoy in the Philippines.
Chapelle's mission in the Philippines was particularly difficult due to the Spanish–American War. His knowledge of English, Spanish and French, and his excellent knowledge of the American constitution, allowed him to render great service to the Holy See. He perished of yellow fever.
- Gerardo Alberto Hernández-Aponte, La Iglesia Católica en Puerto Rico ante la invasión de Estados Unidos de América. Lucha, sobrevivencia y estabilización: (1898–1921). Segunda edición, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Academia Puertorriqueña de la Historia y Decanato de Estudios Graduados e Investigación (DEGI) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, 2013, pp. 189–190.
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Placide-Louis Chapelle". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
|Catholic Church titles|
Archbishop of Santa Fe
Archbishop of New Orleans
James Blenk, S.M.