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Wisconsin Catholic History Windows

Below are my amateurish pictures of some of the stained glass windows from St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse, WI.  There were many other beautiful windows as well.  I was interested in these particular ones because they relate to Wisconsin Catholic history.  Thanks to Jean McDonnell at the Cathedral for her help with this project. 
 Father Rene' Menard, S. J.
(1605 - 1661)
 Offers the first Mass in the State of Wisconsin in 1660
 
 
 
Indians Being Baptized by Father Jean Claude Allouez, S.J.
(1622-1689)
Do you see the badger in this picture?
 
 
  
Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. Comes Down the Wisconsin River to the Mississippi.
(1636 - 1675)
 
 
 Father Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, O.P. 
(1806 - 1864)
Here he is shown in 1844 in front of St. Augustine Church at New Diggings, WI.  He was the builder and architect and you can still visit this church today.
 

 
Notes on the cathedral:
 
St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Diocese of La Crosse, was consecrated in 1969 after a previous building, built exactly one hundred years earlier, was torn down (see Flasch/Schwebach window). 
 
Window themes and panes were designed by three priests from this diocese:  Fr. Albert Thomas, Fr. John Mauel (pronounced "Mall"), and Fr. Thomas Reardon.  All are now deceased. 
 
The designer of the windows in the nave (that's where the worshippers are seated and does not include the altar area where the celebrant is) with the exception of the clerestory windows (the ones where the second floor would be if there was a second floor) was Leo J. Cartwright of England and all of the windows in the entire cathedral were executed by Erhard Stoettner of the T. C. Esser Company of Milwaukee.
 
According to Wikipedia - The following bishops are buried in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral:  Flasch, Schweback, McGavick, Treacy, Freking and Paul.  Heiss is buried in Milwaukee and Griffin in Chicago.
 
 
 
Bishop Michael J. Heiss
(1818 - 1890)
First Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese
1868 - 1880
In this window Bishop Heiss is receiving the mandate for the creation of the diocese from Pius IX in Rome while the faithful awaited his return to La Crosse.  In the upper left hand corner is a member of the clergy with Heiss' miter and river bluffs in the background.
 
 
Killian C. Flasch (1831 - 1891)
Second Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese
1881 - 1891
Bishop James Schwebach (1847 - 1921)
Third Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese
1891 - 1921
 
In the window Flasch is standing and Schwebach is seated.  Both men were great supporters of Catholic schools.  Schwebach is shown in a classroom with students.  The church shown is the old cathedral.
 
 
  
 Bishop Alexander J. McGavick (1863 - 1948)
Fourth Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese
1921 - 1946
 
William Richard Griffin (1882 - 1944) was Auxillary Bishop for the Diocese from 1935 - 1944.
 
In the window McGavick is standing and preaching.  Griffin is seated.
 
 
 
Bishop John P. Treacy (1891 - 1964)
Fifth Bishop of the La Crosse Diocese 1946 - 1964
 
Bishop Treacy was the builder of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and is thus the last bishop shown.
 
The building in this window is not the new cathedral but is the current diocesan headquarters housing the Catholic Charities and the Catholic Times offices.
 

Other La Crosse diocese bishops that followed:
 
Frederick William Freking (1911-1998)
Sixth Bishop - 1965 - 1983
 
John Joseph Paul (1918 - 2006)
Seventh Bishop - 1983 - 1994
 
Raymond Leo Burke (1948 - present)
Eight Bishop - 1994 - 2003
as of 9/12 he is currently a Cardinal in Rome
 
Jerome Edward Listecki (1949 - present)
Ninth Bishop - 2004 - 2010
as of 9/12 he is Archbishop of Milwaukee

William Patrick Callahan (1950 - present)
Tenth Bishop - 2010 - present

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