Vol XV #148 – St. Wenc’s 125th

Report #5258 Photo: St. Wenc Birthday Pic

LR 08-23-15

6:00 am ~ 65° ~ Fair~ Wind: S SE at 3 mph ~ Humidity:66%
Sunrise is at 6:54 am ~ Ave. Low is 57°~Record Low is 45° (1985)
3:30 pm. ~ 66° ~Raining~ Wind: S SE at 8 mph ~ Humidity:92%
Sunset is at 8:36 pm ~ Ave. High is 78° ~ Record High is 87° (2003) 
Moonphase: Waxing Gibbous ~ Pressure: 29.73 in ~ Dew Point: 64° ~ Visibility: 8 Miles
Daylight: 13 Hrs 425 Mns
Forecast for 8/24/2015 – PM Showers, High 63° F- Low: 54° F


Bishop Steven Raica of the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord celebrated the 125th birthday of St. Wenceslaus Church at 8:00 am mass this morning.  The well attended mass posed for a picture and went on to breakfast with the Bishop and Rev. Tony Cureton who currently serves mass each Sunday at St. Wenc. as well as St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Peshawbetown and the Carmelite Monastery in Traverse City. St. Wenceslaus was named for the patron saint of the Bohemian people and was formed by immigrants who left what is now the Czech Republic to escape poverty and to avoid forced military service in the struggle between Prussia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The August 20th edition of the Leelanau Enterprise features an article by Amy Hubbell on the history of the church.

Many thanks to Martin Korson for helping setup this photo.

Rain moved across Big Blue and added some moisture to the area in the form of a few downpours, badly needed.  


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Sara Leeland
Sara Leeland
8 years ago

I’ve always loved the view of St. Wenceiaus when driving toward it from further East in Leelanau. Thanks for the story and photos.