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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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...