Father Inama Adalbert O.Praem and Father Maximilian Gärtner O. Praem

Description

This exhibit explores the lives of Father Inama Adalbert O.Praem, and Father Maximilian Gärtner O.Praem and their Wilten mission to the United States of America in the 19th Century. The exhibit will be broken into sections

The first section will let us read his own personal letters which contain information about his travels throughout Europe and America.

The following section will let us into his life beginning in Europe and continuing in Roxbury, Wisconsin, where he started the town's first Catholic church, and continued to expand throughout other communities as well. 

The third section shows us maps and charts to better explain when and where his missionary work took place, along with statistical information.

The fourth section highlights his work and travels with Father Maximilian Gärtner O.Praem. Together, the two men completed a lot of missionary work here in The United States to spread the belief of the Catholic faith. 

Credits

St.Norbert College's Center for Norbertine Studies, Wisconsin History Online, The Historical Marker Database (HMBD), The Wilten Mission in the USA in the 19th Century, The White Canons of St.Norbert.

Sections

Section One: Personal Letters

This section lets us read digitalized letters asking permission from higher authorities to come to America to teach and spread the word of God. 

Section Two: Roxbury and other places of interest

This section explores Roxbury, Wisconsin, where Father Inama started many Catholic churches and completed missionary work. This section also shows comparisons of the church here at St.Norbert College and St.Norbert's church in Dane County.

Section three: Maps and Charts

Map of sites of missionary work, statistical chart, etc.

Section four: Gärtner Diaries

The following are the letters and diaries of Father Maximilan Johannes Gärtner, who collaborated with Father Inama in his travels to the US and around the midwest.