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The Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, One Hundred Years Kimberley A. Opatka-Metzgar

The Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, One Hundred Years

Kimberley A. Opatka-Metzgar

Published August 15th 2005
ISBN : 9780970821669
Paperback
344 pages
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 About the Book 

Completed in 1905, the Saint Vincent Basilica has served as a symbol of the evangelization efforts of Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., for one hundred years. Archabbot Wimmer arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1846. It hadMoreCompleted in 1905, the Saint Vincent Basilica has served as a symbol of the evangelization efforts of Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., for one hundred years. Archabbot Wimmer arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1846. It had been his dream to someday build a magnificent church, but construction on the Basilica was not begun until 1891, four years after Wimmers death. During his lifetime, efforts were focused on establishing schools, missions and daughter abbeys throughout the United States. This special commemorative book is also a collectors edition with pictures never-before published, as well as large format photography which captures the Basilicas grandeur. This book pulls together the history of the Basilica and Saint Vincent Parish, along with the words of those who witnessed many of the significant periods in the Basilicas history, including the construction and its consecration in 1905. Catholic Press Association 2006 Book Award Design and Production