Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first bishop of Bardstown, and later the first bishop of Louisville, Kentucky, He was probably the most important bishop of the early church in America not named John Carroll. He spent the majority of his four decades as bishop traveling by horseback and on foot through his vast diocese. He was an incredibly holy and wise man whose counsel was sought on all Church matters in America and even in Rome when matters touching on America arose.
- Sketches of the life, times, and character of the Rt. Rev. Benedict Joseph Flaget, First Bishop of Louisville
- A biography of Msgr Benedict Joseph Flaget, b. 1763 – d. 1850, first Bishop of the Dioceses of Bardstown and Louisville, Kentucky, 1811 – 1850
- Cathedrals In The Wilderness: The Story Of Benedict Joseph Flaget, Pioneer Bishop
- The American Catholic Almanac A Daily Reader of Patriots Saints Rogues and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States
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