Illuminate the Magnificence!

Something is missing at the Basilica. The most characteristic feature of St. Josaphat Basilica is its magnificent interior dome depicting the history of the Catholic faith, from the beginning of time to the present, in the stunning artwork of Gonippo Raggi, an Italian artist from the 1920s. Upon entering the Basilica, one’s eyes are immediately […]

Basilica of St. Josaphat Dome Lighting is a Community Effort

Largely through their efforts and dedication, the timely payoff was a highly successful dome lighting ceremony and celebration on the evening of Sept. 21, 2019, the debut of what will become a distinctive, lasting, nightly tradition. And in addition to sharing the multiplicity of the substance of the plan during the tour, Czajka couldn’t help […]

Polish Women’s Group Preserves Basilica and City’s Heritage

Susan Mikoś and Edith Melson, both past presidents of Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee, recently joined 14 additional members of the organization on a special and fascinating guided tour of the renowned Conrad Schmitt Studios in New Berlin, WI. The entire group was captivated, understandably, as they interacted with the artisans and craftsmen […]

Stained Glass Windows – “Poetry in Light”

The stained glass window restoration is now complete and a big “shout-out” and special thank you from the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation to all of you who have generously contributed to this significant project. Five windows in all, including the prominent Mary and St. Joseph figurals (the oldest in the church) located in the east […]
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