Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
|Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral|
South Monroe Avenue|
Green Bay, Wisconsin
|Dedication||November 20, 1881|
|Number of spires||Two|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. David Ricken|
|Rector||Rev. Joseph Dorner|
The cathedral was planned and erected between 1876 and 1881 under the episcopate of Francis Xavier Krautbauer. It was designed on the pattern of Ludwigskirche, a landmark church in the center of Munich, Germany. Krautbauer ordered a monumental crucifixion painted by Johann Schmitt, a local German-descent painter of the Nazarene movement. Krautbauer was buried under the cathedral's floor.
The cathedral began receiving a series of 18 restorations starting in 2014. It closed in September 2017 and was reopened at a 9:00 mass on Sunday December 3, 2017. 2017 Repairs include the floors, pews, paintings, and pipe organ.
- Le Duc, Shelby (December 1, 2017). "St. Francis Xavier Cathedral reopens after renovations". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- Warren Gerds: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral soars with columns, arches - Data and History of the Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Green Bay
- Hay, Andrea. "St. Francis Xavier Cathedral to open Sunday after renovations". WBAY-TV. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
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