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 (127 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
Bishop Quinn in 2017

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]


Superintendents of schools[edit]

Name Tenure
Fr. George Henry Speltz 1945-1949
Fr. Thomas Adamson[3] 1963-1964
Fr. James David Habiger[4] 1964-1980
Sister Joseph Marie Kasel, SSND[5] 1976-1982
Brother Dominic J. Kennedy, FSC[6] 1984-1988
Marsha Stenzel[7] 2011-2015

High schools[edit]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Diocese of Winona at Catholic-Hierarchy
  2. ^ Diocese of Winona History
  3. ^ "Rev. Thomas Adamson -". Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Obituary for Msgr. James David Habiger at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home". Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ (PDF)  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Obituaries". Christian Brothers of the Midwest. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  7. ^ "Sign Up | LinkedIn". Retrieved 2015-11-25. 

External links[edit]

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