June 26 1892 Fr. Gottbehoede
&2&L1 1 & SUNDAY MORNING, PROMINENT LO U ! S VI LLE CLE R GYM EN N o.26 r VERY EEV. FATHER LUCAS Very Eev. Father Lucas Cottbehoede, O. S, TH Soperlor IYlcst at St, Boniface Catholio church, 'oa Green street, between Jackson and Hancock, who is also at tlie . head of the Franciscan Order in Kentucky, was bora January 22, S3 7, at the little town of Damme ia the province ot tbe Grand Duke ot Oldenburg. Oldenburg. Ilia father was a weaver and trained his son to habits ot industry, often having him to help in the weavi ibg.' But the boy showing a great fond ncse for books was sent regularly for eight years to the Parochial School, where he acquitted himself with great credit. He came when nineteen years oil ' to America, and, having decided to devote bis lit to the church, he entered entered St. Francis College, at Cincinnati, where be completed his education ia the chi&vica and theology. On November 7 1842, be was ordained by Archbishop Purcell and at ones entered upon priestly oervieo at St, Francis' church, lie came to Louisville in 1864 and labored with great success as priest in charge of St. Boniface church for two years, when his friend in Cincinnati induced hkt return to St. Francis church in. that city. Two . years later be vent to Sa Stephen's church, Hamilton, where, for five years, he served to tho aatisTae tion of every one. After thU be went back to St. Francis and remained for. one ytwr, when be again removed to Lootsvi)lo aad resumed bis duties at SC oni&-3, oni&-3, oni&-3, and for five years, 1871-0, 1871-0, 1871-0, be was tbe admired leader of that large tongreiP-ticn. tongreiP-ticn. tongreiP-ticn. ' At tVftt time, as a testimony to his Accllcat efforts, he was unauimoubly elected Provincial. lids election required required Me return to "Cincinnati ao that ) jpoald be in tbe enntor Of tho territory Lever which Jie presided, At the conclu- conclu- Kjiji of hia first tern of three years be f- f- re-elected re-elected re-elected for a second term ; this be pxo oas, ana, aecuntng further elee- elee- i aepte4 charge as Superior ot .a V (urn Miasionanr district- district- -oarrm -oarrm rising tAt njinvmUDiuL with Wnitu v. iinnaria. Kan. - Ik-lrln, Ik-lrln, Ik-lrln, a Ml r - - " j .w vm Taa on Ids way the famous shrines ia France and Italy. While in Palestine, Father Latent ndo a personal Inhpeetion of the JUNE 2G, GOTXTCEHDEDB. O. . I. plseea made sacred by the Savior's aa- aa- aoetatlon. - ,-. ,-. ,-. . r Returning to Anrcrlea be was asnigned as Guardian ot the Holy Family Convent and Cbuich at Oldenburg, Ind. Last year he eatne to Ids favorite charge in tlds city, St. Boniface, where he is superior and pastor or the congregation ; under hint are Eev. William Gausepold. 0. S. F.; Uev. Peter Paul Gubderman, O. S. F.; L'ev. John Weilinghot, O. S. T.i Bev, Bernard Nurro, O. S. F.; four teucliers, four bay broibcra and five the ological student. 3he only other sim ilar Franciscan church In this city is St. Joseph's, on WajdUngton and Webster .btreeta. . These are tho brown uniformed Fianciatana; St. Anthony's church and Sts. Paul and Pual are conventual Fran-ehcuns. Fran-ehcuns. Fran-ehcuns. Tho two provincial in charge ot the United States reside, one at Cincinnati, Cincinnati, and tlie oilier at St. Liuis; over three hundred prie&t are ia their charge. The Catlier General Lulgada Parma lives aA Homo, near the Pop. The Franciscans, Franciscans, founded by St. Francis, can not own any property, ao. thoy have not a fcot of groend anywhnre. The chapter will meet in August, and will be attended by Father Lucas, who baa been a member of all the great councils, Including tlie Plenary Council at Baltimore, ' Under the wfee leader ship of Ftithcaf Lucas St. Boniface church has prospered in every way. In bis great votk be has been largely aided by the efforts of C Bissmeyer, Secretary; J. Gottbrath, Treasurer, and Ben Aufen- Aufen- kanip, who ia ec active supporter of the society . work. , Among the male societies are tbe following : Society of the Most Holy ltedeetner, Society of St. Aloysiua for Young Men, Sodality of Young alon (two divuiow). Society of St. Vincent de Paul, for work among tbo poor; St. Anthony's Society, for in dividual support ; St. Louis Soekty, for individual support. The f male eoeietlee are: St. Ann's Society, for married .ladies St. Philomcma Society, for young ladies J Sodality ef the Blessed Virgin, with different divisions, comprising about .five hundred girls and young ladiea ' f ather Lucas is a plcnaing s peahen ia seA-erai seA-erai seA-erai languages, lie lias uot written any books, but he has held many missions. missions. He livs In the quiet rectw-y, rectw-y, rectw-y, adjoining the St Boniface church, where no .poet, i aioer nyan. aiea.