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Marquette, Michigan: St. Peter Cathedral & tomb of Bishop Baraga


About Saint Peter Cathedral:

The first Mass in Marquette was celebrated by Father Menet, S. J., in a log cabin located on what is presently Spring Street. Thereafter, on occasion, the city was visited by the Jesuits stationed at Sault Ste. Marie.

On October 12, 1853, Bishop Frederic Baraga (known as “The Snowshoe Priest”) visited the city, confirmed 30 persons, and selected the site for the construction of a new church. This site is where the present Cathedral stands, on the corner of Baraga Avenue and Fourth Street.  The Cathedral has been re-built and expanded of course and today, with its’ magnificent stained glass windows and many chapels, it one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the country.

Photo courtesy St. Peter Cathedral

A notable aspect of the Cathedral is that it contains the tomb of Venerable Bishop Frederick Baraga.  His tomb draws thousands of faithful to the Cathedral each year to pray before the tomb, leave petitions as you can see here, and ask his intercession.

Note:  There is also a shrine to Bishop Baraga in L’Anse, Michigan.

Finding St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette:

Address: 311 W Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: +1 (906) 226-6548     Fax: +1 (906) 226-8683

email:  check their website for contacts

Click here for the official website of St. Peter Cathedral

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