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Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group of Roman Catholic priests and children on the occasion of a ceremony, perhaps the coronation of a statue of St. Mary.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vel Phillips being carried on the shoulders of Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council members. On the right is Father James Groppi speaking into a microphone on a p...

Date: 1948-12-11 

Description: Bishop William P. O'Connor is laying the cornerstone for Our Lady Queen of Peace church and school. Flanking him are, left to right, the Very Rev. Edward N...

Date: 1955-09-11 

Description: The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine pontifical field mass held at Breese Stevens Field. The Most Reverend John Treacy, bishop of the La Crosse Diocese...

Date: 1954-10-03 

Description: Three men, including a clergyman, say the pledge of allegiance during a retail clerks meeting.

Date: 1953-05-24 

Description: Ground breaking ceremonies at the site of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church to replace the church that was destroyed by fire in 1951. The Reverend Edwar...

Date: 1947-07-20 

Description: Bishop William P. O'Connor, speaking to a congregation of several thousand people at Camp Randall Stadium for the Holy Hour focusing on World Peace.

Photograph

Ordination Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Ordination Rock, with an obelisk sitting on top of a flat topped erratic boulder with stairs up the side of it. This is where on September 12th,...

Date: 1961-05-27 

Description: Bishop William P. O'Connor ordains seven men to the priesthood at St. Raphael Cathedral Church. Shown (L-R) are Revs. Fred Jones, Oak Park, Ill; George Fox...

Photograph

Skavlem Monument

Date: 1925 

Description: The dedication ceremony of the Skavlem Monument, lead by Rev. Gustav Stearns. The monument was dedicated to the "oldest Norwegian immigrant", born 1760, di...

Date: 1956-07-19 

Description: Members of the Queen of Peace Church Women's Catholic Order of the Foresters Pearl Gaffney (left) and Laura Ostrowsky present a check for $500 for the Bapt...

Date: 1941-06-12 

Description: Group portrait of St. Patrick's eighth grade graduation class, with a priest in front of the altar, 410 East Main Street.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)

Photograph

Catholic Holy Hour

Date: 1953-09-20 

Description: Catholic evening worship service held outdoors at Breese Stevens Field, lit by two haloed lights and 3,000 candles. Bishop William O'Connor led the congreg...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: The Reverend Jakob Aall Ottesen (1825-1904), his wife Cathinka Doderlein Ottesen and family posed in front of their home. A man on the roof holds out a Nor...

Date: 1956-02-19 

Description: Bernard Gill, right, receives the St. George Award for Scouting at St. Raphael Cathedral. Seated is Bishop William O'Connor. Flanking the Bishop are Revere...

Date: 1922 

Description: The Reverend David Burroughs (played by Leslie Casey) has a serious discussion with William Burroughs (Wallace Reid) in a scene still from "The World's Cha...

Date: 1945-07-24 

Description: A priest (Father Aloin R. Kutchera from St. Paul's University Chapel?) with a railroad worker standing next to a locomotive.

Date: 1947-12-07 

Description: Dignitaries at the Edgewood High School football banquet. Seated from the left are: Leo Crowley, Bishop William P.O'Connor, Toastmaster Ed Owens, and an...

Date: 1954-04-25 

Description: A group portrait of children in a First Communion class, with a priest and nun, of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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