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CHABRAT, Guy Ignatius (sha-brah'), R. C. bishop, born in Chambery, France, in 1787; died in Mauriae, France, in 1868. He was educated in a Sulpician seminary, and ordained sub-deacon in 1809. He volunteered for the American mission, was ordained priest in 1811, and appointed pas-tot of St. Michael's, Nelson county, Kentucky He had charge of several other congregations in this state up to 1824, when he was selected as superior of the community of Loreto. In 1834 he received from Rome the bulls for his consecration as bishop of Bolina and coadjutor to the bishop of Bardstown. Being threatened with loss of sight, he visited Europe, and, as the most eminent oculists gave him on hope of recovery, he resigned his see in 1847 and retired to his father's house in France. Eventually he became totally blind, but recovered his health.
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