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Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 150 years after Father Louis Hennepin traveled down the Mississippi River and first saw what in 1680 he named St. Anthony Falls — the site of present-day Minneapolis — French missionaries came to Minnesota filled with zeal to bring the faith to native tribes.

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