Two Minute Teachings from January, 2021

History of St. Francis Parish: Origins of the Capuchins in Milwaukee

All of the murals on the side walls were painted after the church fire of 1893. But the very front mural over the sanctuary was painted when the church was built. It is entitled, “The Triumph of Christ” and was...

History of St. Francis Parish: Origins of the Capuchins in Milwaukee

It is not so untrue to say that where you find a Capuchin, you will find a fire. And that is true about St. Francis as well. Fires have plagued the Capuchins wherever they went. In April of 1893, a fire broke out in St....

History of St. Francis Parish: Origins of the Capuchins in Milwaukee

Mr. John J. Mayer, pictured center Father Ignatius became pastor of St. Francis in 1888 and served for nine years. When he arrived at St. Francis, he recognized the need for a new school, as the number of students was...