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While in Wisconsin for the Catholic Media Conference, I got to attend Mass at Green Bay’s beautiful St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and meet Bishop David Ricken.
About the cathedral:
Saint - Francis - Xavier - Cathedral - November
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral was consecrated on November 20, 1881 after five years of construction. The original cost of $35,000 was contributed by the immigrant population of the area, the Bavarian Mission Society in Germany, including a donation from King Ludwig I and friends of Bishop Francis Xavier Krautbauer, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay. The architecture is Romanesque in form and was modeled on the Ludwigkirche in Munich, Germany, where then Msgr. Krautbauer was pastor before immigrating to the United States.
There has been some updating:
Renovation - Altar - Carrara - Marble - Relics
The most recent sanctuary renovation began in 2006. The present altar is carved white Carrara marble and the relics of Saint Boniface, Saint Timothy, Saint Tiburtius and Saint Francis Xavier repose in the altar stone. Between the pillars on the left side of the sanctuary is the cathedra or bishop’s chair. The coat of arms of Bishop David Ricken...
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