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…

The bishops of St. Cloud

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Jennifer Janikula For The Visitor When the Diocese of St. Cloud was established in 1889, central Minnesota was still considered part of America’s western frontier. Forest and prairie dominated the landscape. Bears and coyotes outnumbered people. Existing roads were more like trails and impassable most of the year. One prelate,…