Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

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Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral
St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.jpg
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral (Green Bay, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Location in Wisconsin
44°30′41″N 88°00′42″W / 44.5114°N 88.0116°W / 44.5114; -88.0116Coordinates: 44°30′41″N 88°00′42″W / 44.5114°N 88.0116°W / 44.5114; -88.0116
Location South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1851
Dedication November 20, 1881
Status Cathedral
Style Romanesque Revival
Completed 1881
Construction cost $35,000
Number of spires Two
Materials Brick
Diocese Green Bay
Bishop(s) Most Rev. David Ricken
Rector Rev. Joseph Dorner

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The cathedral was named in honor of St. Francis Xavier.

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 German painter of the Nazarene movement.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Warren Gerds: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral soars with columns, arches - Data and History of the Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Green Bay
  2. ^ [1]

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Crucifixion painted by Johann Schmitt
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral Interior