Bishop Joseph M. Gilmore : First Native Bishop of Helena
A portion of Bishop Gilmore's ministry was dedicated to priests and clergy. Bishop Gilmore ordained the first Montana Native American priest, Fr. John Joseph Brown, S.J., a member of the Blackfeet Nation, at the St. Ignatius Mission on 16 June 1948. Bishop Condon, from the Diocese of Great Falls, is to the left of Bishop Gilmore, in the center of the third row.
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Bp Gilmore at Brown ordinationBp Gilmore at Brown ordination