Badin Bible Exhibit Jean McManus notes



The Badin Bible, a 1790 Mathew Carey Douay-Rheims Bible in English published in Philadelphia, was acquired by the Special Collections department of the Hesburgh Libraries in July 2014. The Bible was likely a gift from Bishop John Carroll to Stephen Badin on the occasion of his ordination to the priesthood in 1793. Badin later served as a missionary in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. He ministered to Native Americans in northern Indiana, and purchased the land that now is the University of Notre Dame. Badin is buried in replica of the Log Chapel.


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  • Document

  • Jean McManus

Date Created
  • 2014-11-05

  • Jean McManus

  • American Catholic Studies

  • Stephen Badin

  • John Carroll

  • Mathew Carey

  • English

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  • Catholic Americana exhibits

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  • University of Notre Dame

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  • All rights reserved

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