Digitized documents offer insight into early days of diocese

By Nikki Rajala The Visitor In January 1916, Bishop Joseph Busch introduced “My Message,” a monthly magazine, to the St. Cloud Diocese. Thanks to a team at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, the magazine — published between 1916 and 1919 — is again available. Today, however, it is in a digital…

6 Treasures of the diocesan archives

Story and photos by Dianne Towalski The Visitor Diocesan archives home to hundreds of historical artifacts If you attended the installation Mass for Bishop Donald Kettler last year, you probably saw one of the diocesan archives’ most prized artifacts and didn’t even know it. The chalice that was used by Bishop Kettler during the Mass…