Franciscan Sisters Feature Holy Rosary Parish in La Crosse Catholic Diocese

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

November 19, 2022

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity highlight Holy Rosary Parish Lima, Wisconsin for the Feast of Christ the King. Why? The Scripture readings for this Sunday include these words: “For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him.” Not every Catholic Church exhibits these words in a very profound, unique way.

Holy Rosary Church’s fossilized limestone structure was built by Austrian immigrants who had a long and difficult journey to America and desired to have their place of worship closer to their living area.  Around 1885 Bishop Kilian Flasch granted permission to the Lima people to make this dream come true. German speaking Catholics further assisted the faithful in constructing this age-less treasure. Father Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe is the current pastor. Read more About Holy Rosary – TRI-PARISH (

Patty Bauer, a member of the parish, describes the beauty of this place of God and the warmth of community felt among the parish family yet today. She captures the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and his passion for rebuilding churches, very aware of the strong sense of person to person relationships needed in parish life.


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