Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona

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Diocese of Winona
Dioecesis Winonensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.svg
Country United States
Territory 20 counties across southern Minnesota
Ecclesiastical province Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Area 12,282 sq mi (31,810 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
134,449 (23%)
Parishes 114
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 26, 1889 (124 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Patron saint Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop John M. Quinn
Diocese of Winona map 1.jpg
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona

The Diocese of Winona (Latin: Dioecesis Winonensis) is the Roman Catholic diocese which ministers to the people of southern Minnesota. The diocese includes Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Jackson, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Rock, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonowan, and Winona Counties.[1]

Pope Leo XIII erected the Diocese on November 26, 1889.[2] The episcopal see is located in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minnesota. Its present Bishop is John M. Quinn. It is bordered to the north by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, of which is a suffragan see, and the Diocese of New Ulm.

Bishops of the Diocese of Winona[edit]

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Leo Binz, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Winona (1942–1949)

Affiliated Bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]




  1. ^ Diocese of Winona at Catholic-Hierarchy
  2. ^ Diocese of Winona History

External links[edit]

Arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.svg
Arms was designed and adopted when the diocese was erected
The arms of the diocese are composed of a rose on a diamond, supported by a cross
The Indian name "Winona" can be translated "fairest daughter of the tribe" -- a name which for Catholics describes Mary. Her "mystical rose" thus appears on a diamond (symbol of virgins), supported by the cross

Coordinates: 44°02′52″N 91°38′25″W / 44.04778°N 91.64028°W / 44.04778; -91.64028