Near the Roar of Lake Superior at Baraga’s Marquette

Paul Keggington

August 18, 2008

In his trilogy of novels Tyler Tichelaar describes generations of people who have followed their dreams to the town of Marquette, MI “where the roar of Lake Superior, mountains of snow and sandstone architecture inspire.” Historically, Marquette is the hallowed resting place of saintly Bishop Frederic Baraga who died on January 18, 1868. Known affectionately as the snowshoe priest and the Apostle to the Great Lakes, his cause for canonization has been presented in Rome. Bishop Baraga’s intercession is timely in every age.

img_4466_1366.jpgIt is here that the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve at St. Christopher’s Parish and where a few more Franciscan Sisters traveled from Manitowoc, WI to provide music for the Eucharistic liturgy on Saturday, August 16, 2008. Enjoy a picture pilgrimage of this largest city of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and meet some of the kind people of the Diocese of Marquette who call this beloved place home.

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