St. Mary's Oratory, Wausau, WI

I sent a Badger Catholic spy(yes, I have those, and no not Virginia) to Wausau to check out the Institute's Oratory up there.
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and the faithful attached to the Traditional Latin Mass received the good news of Bishop Burke's permission to move into St. Mary's, which was unoccupied because of a recent parish merger in Wausau.

The Scholz Family Foundation obtained a long-term lease from the diocese for St. Mary's and immediately began a complete restoration of the whole church. With a very generous donation, the Scholz Family Foundation opened the possibility of bringing to St. Mary's the splendor of the high Gothic architecture achieved by exactly copying three beautiful altars of the Blutenburg chapel in Munich, Bavaria. American and European artists, craftsmen, and architects collaborated in this successful and unique project. In May 2003, St. Mary's Church was consecrated by Bishop Burke, who wholeheartedly fosters the developments at the church.


  1. I want to be a Badger Catholic spy!

  2. I bet people don't know that you were the first person to decline to be a contributor on the Badger Catholic, LOL! We'd love to have spies. Maybe I will send you a self destructing message soon. hmmm....


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