Steeples Expanded: A Tribute to the Church in North Dakota
Edited by Father William Sherman, Father Leo Stelten, Jerome
Lamb and Jerry Ruff
University of Mary Press, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2006, 304
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to make
available this impressive book cover church history of the Diocese
The following text is shared on the inside cover: "Once you
start flipping the pages of Scattered Stepples Expanded,
you'll discover that you're into an assortment of writings, all
more or less having something to do with the century-old life of
the Catholic Diocese of Fargo."
"Scattered Steeples Expanded, -- a few hundred pages
drawn from the lives and times, the memories and meditations of
some of the folk -- saints, sinners, and the vast rest of us who
have never quite committed ourselves to either camp -- who have
made these first generations of the Diocese of Fargo years worth
Throughout the book there are many references and historical items
to the Germans from Russia communities of the Diocese of Fargo.
There is an extensive index and many photographs included.
Picking up the bones, Minnewaukan 1886. Twenty years after the hunts had ended cart
and the hunters' offspring were back on the field, picking
up the bones, what were, for a while, a fairly profitable
prairie cash crop.
Jamestown: The Pro-Cathedral and Episcopal residence of Bishop John Shanley. Built in 1883,
the church was the heart of the diocese for about a year and
a half, until Bishop Shanley moved himself, mitre, crosier,
See and all, 100 miles eastward. The church was replaced in
Scattered Steeples Expanded: A Tribute to the
Church in North Dakota
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