Bishop Augustin Magloire Blanchet

Also known as

  • Apostle of Washington


Brother of Archbishop Fancois Norbert Blanchet, first Bishop of Walla Walla, Washington. He was ordained, 1821, consecrated at Montreal, 1846, and reached Walla Walla, 1847, by wagon overland through the United States. When the Diocese of Walla Walla was suppressed and the Diocese of Nesqually erected, 1850, he officiated at first in a log cathedral at Fort Vancouver. He resigned, 1879.



MLA Citation

  • “Bishop Augustin Magloire Blanchet“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2013. Web. 7 March 2021. <>