April 12, 2024

Artists Brush Enhances Basilica

If you’ve ever been to Mass at the Basilica of St. Josaphat or taken a tour, then you’ve seen the amazing painting work of Andrew De Weerdt. He has adorned...
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September 28, 2022

Joe Could Use a Lift

by Jeffrey Jensen Milwaukee — Joe Schubert could use a lift. Joe doesn’t necessarily need one, mind you, but he could certainly use one. And if Joe does receive that...
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Two police officers with a large horse.
June 18, 2021

Who’s the Mounted Patrol Officer in Your Neighborhood?

By JEFFREY JENSEN Milwaukee — Officer John Pederson, amiable, 22-year veteran of the MPD Mounted Patrol, greeted the visitor to the new, posh MKE Urban Stables complex on E. Lincoln...
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September 23, 2020

Basilica Welcomes New Director of Sacred Music

by JEFFREY JENSEN “God is Good Y’all” … “Shalom Y’all” Folks, please extend a warm Wisconsin welcome (he’ll need one since he’s never had to endure one of our winters)...
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July 10, 2020

Kenyan Friar to Lead Community Outreach for Basilica of St. Josaphat

by JEFFREY JENSEN Brother Ayub Mwenda, 41, Basilica of St. Josaphat Outreach Coordinator, playfully considers himself “new on this planet,” and “not so interesting”. But spend a few minutes with...
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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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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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