It’s now Joe Mauer Field House at Cretin-Derham Hall

| October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Joe and Maddie Mauer at the dedication of the newly named Joe Mauer Field House at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul.

Joe and Maddie Mauer at the dedication of the newly named Joe Mauer Field House at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul. Courtesy Cretin-Derham Hall

Cretin-Derham Hall dedicated the Joe Mauer Field House Oct. 19 in honor of the Minnesota Twins pro baseball star and C-DH graduate and in recognition of the philanthropy of Mauer and his wife, Madeline Bisanz Mauer, also a standout high school athlete at the St. Paul school.

Both were born and raised in St. Paul and attended area Catholic schools. They met as students at Cretin-Derham Hall and graduated in 2001. Married in 2012, they are raising their family in the Twin Cities.

After starring in football, basketball and baseball for the Raiders, Joe Mauer was the first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2001. As a professional, he is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to win three batting titles.

According to information from Cretin-Derham Hall, the Mauers’ philanthropy “is reflective of their deeply held commitment to compassionate service, and includes support for organizations dedicated to education, developmental disabilities, healthcare and youth athletics.”

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  • This young man is worth money–and fame. He could easily forget the rest of us and no one could stop or even blame him from doing so. Yet never once did we read of him going wild and rejecting his Catholic Christian values as he rose in status and popularity, and now he is raising a beautiful family after marrying his high school sweetheart who he met in Catholic school. If only Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Nick Jonas, and scores of other famous young people, all raised as once-devout Christians could see beyond the egotism and emptiness of a world which will soon turn away from them or just, and sadly so, laugh them to scorn. Joe Mauer has never let that happen personally or professionally. I am not suggesting he was or is perfect, but he is aiming high and will be around and standing tall when the rest are long forgotten. Way to go, Joe, Madeline, and your own “twins” who you are raising in the Faith in a world gone mad. God bless you for not forgetting your roots. both spiritually and physically.