University of Notre Dame

Benjamin Marie Petit Collection

ca. 1857-1865.

Origination : Petit, Benjamin Marie, 1811-1839.
Extent : 1 folder.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Marie Petit Collection (ZCO), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Anonymous handwritten historical sketch with extracts of Petit's correspondence; concerning the foundation of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States and its condition circa 1857, the spiritual advantages of the Association of Indulgences, and the Potawatomie Indians in the vicinity of South Bend. Also a photocopy of an article from the Ave Maria concerning Petit (1865). Photostats of other Petit papers may be found in our Vincennes collection (CAVI).


Catholic priest; missionary to the Potawatomie Indians of Northern Indiana.


Petit, Benjamin Marie, 1811-1839.
Congregation of Holy Cross -- History.
Potawatomie Indians -- History.
Monasticism and religious orders.

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