Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral
Aerial view
Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Location in Wisconsin
44°30′41″N 88°00′42″W / 44.5114°N 88.0116°W / 44.5114; -88.0116Coordinates: 44°30′41″N 88°00′42″W / 44.5114°N 88.0116°W / 44.5114; -88.0116
LocationSouth Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
DedicationNovember 20, 1881
StyleRomanesque Revival
Completed1881 [1]
Construction cost$35,000
Number of spiresTwo
DioceseGreen Bay
Bishop(s)Most Rev. David Ricken
RectorRev. Brian Belongia

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The cathedral was named in honor of St. Francis Xavier.

The cathedral was planned and erected between 1876 and 1881 under the episcopate of Francis Xavier Krautbauer. It was designed on the pattern of Ludwigskirche, a landmark church in the center of Munich, Germany. Krautbauer ordered a monumental crucifixion painted by Johann Schmitt, a local German-descent painter of the Nazarene movement.[2][3] Krautbauer was buried under the cathedral's floor.[4]

The cathedral began receiving a series of 18 restorations starting in 2014.[1] It closed in September 2017 and was reopened at a 9:00 mass on Sunday December 3, 2017.[1] 2017 Repairs include the floors, pews, paintings, and pipe organ.[4]


See also


  1. ^ a b c Le Duc, Shelby (December 1, 2017). "St. Francis Xavier Cathedral reopens after renovations". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Warren Gerds: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral soars with columns, arches - Data and History of the Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Green Bay
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  4. ^ a b Hay, Andrea. "St. Francis Xavier Cathedral to open Sunday after renovations". WBAY-TV. Retrieved December 2, 2017.