Bruneau, Joseph

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Sulpician educator; b. Saint-Galmier, France, April 18, 1866; d. Evian-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, France, Aug. 26, 1933. He studied at the seminaries of Saint-Jodard, Alix, Lyons, and Issy, and at the Institut Catholique, before being ordained on July 15, 1889. In 1894, he was sent to the United States, where he taught for two years at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md. He was appointed superior of philosophy at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y., in 1904, and held the same position at Boston, Mass., and Baltimore. In addition to teaching his courses in philosophy, dogmatic theology, and Scripture, he served as director of the seminary choir at Baltimore. He gave early encouragement to the Maryknoll Missioners of his close friend Bp. James A. Walsh. Bruneau's writings included Harmony of the Gospels, Our Priesthood, and Our Priestly Life. As a translator, he put into French Patrick A. Sheehan's My New Curate, Bp. John C. Hedley's Retreat, and Basil W. Maturin's Self-Knowledge and Self-Discipline; and into English, Prosper G. Boissarie's Healing at Lourdes and Frédric Ozanam's Bible of the Sick.

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