NEWS

mural titled "Our Lady of Guadalupe"
June 5, 2020

Local Artist Hopes His Mural Will Inspire Lincoln Village

By JEFFREY JENSEN By any measure, to a casual observer Mauricio Ramirez’s colorful, timely and significant kaleidoscope of outdoor mosaics would be considered a step above…graffiti. But, in fact, for...
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A woman poses next to a plaque commemorating her ancestor.
February 11, 2020

Story of Great-Grandfather’s Sacrifice for Basilica Brought to Light

Part Two, By JEFFREY JENSEN The eulogy, sadly, was a 100-year fog. “It’s amazing how information can get lost in less than a century,” said Two Rivers’ Nancy Barker as...
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Historical photograph of church construction.
February 11, 2020

Uncovering Family Mystery Reveals Piece of Basilica History

Part One, By JEFFREY JENSEN Just about noon two days before Christmas in 1896, and only a few months into what would become a five-year project building the future Basilica...
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photograph of the subject of the article
January 17, 2020

Craftsman Recalls Basilica’s Major Restoration of the ’90s

By JEFFREY JENSEN Professional glazier Jeff Lorenzen stroked the old faux-marble column almost absentmindedly with his left hand and gestured animatedly with his right as he arched his neck back...
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January 16, 2020

Basilica of St. Josaphat Dome Lighting is a Community Effort

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 By JEFFREY JENSEN My ace tour guides were none other than Pieper Electric Department Managers Alan Czajka and Gary Tiegs as we strolled around the Lincoln Village...
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August 16, 2019

Stained Glass Windows – “Poetry in Light”

By JEFFREY JENSEN The stained glass window restoration is now complete and a big “shout-out” and special thank you from the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation to all of you who...
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August 16, 2019

Lincoln Village Opportunity Strategy Makes Recommendations to Improve Neighborhood Cooperatively

By JEFFREY JENSEN The quote chosen for the cake celebrating the rollout of the Lincoln Village Opportunity Strategy was an apt description of the various city agencies, law enforcement, business...
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August 16, 2019

Polish Women’s Group Preserves Basilica and City’s Heritage

By JEFFREY JENSEN Susan Mikoś and Edith Melson, both past presidents of Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee, recently joined 14 additional members of the organization on a...
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