Ven. Bishop Frederic Baraga (1797–1868)

Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie/Marquette, Michigan, 1853–1868

Known as the "Snowshoe Priest" and the apostle of the Ottawa and Chippewa, Baraga established missions throughout the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan. He became the first bishop of the Upper Peninsula when it was separated from the Diocese of Detroit.


Bishop Baraga Shrine * Catholic Encyclopedia



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