Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bishop Frederick Baraga

Last weekend was a gift.

Sister M. Ancilla, Sister Mary David and I set out on an adventure to find Bishop Baraga, the missionary priest and bishop to the Ogibwa tribe of Native Americans. Known also at the "Shoe Priest" or "Shepherd of the Wilderness," he lived and died serving the Native Americans and the settlers in Michigan, northern Wisconsin and Canada.

Our trek took us to the Cathedral of Marquette, Michigan, the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan; we saw the site of the his first church and examined artifacts from his life and ministry.

We also had the gift of seeing awesome (as in awe-inspiring) scenery.

For more information on his life, you can follow this link:  http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/venbishopbaragahistory





















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