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The contract was signed this week with Kulp's of Stratford (www.kulproof.com) to replace the leaking roof of Sacred Heart Church in Spring Valley. Work is anticipated to begin in November.
Adding to his already impressive and varied resume of service in our Diocese of La Crosse Brother Michael Mandernach, CSPX, recently published a history of his religious community, the Brothers of Saint Pius X. This diocesan community of consecrated life was founded in 1951 by the Bishop of La Crosse, John Patrick Treacy. In his Forward to the book, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Apostolic Signatura in the Vatican writes: "It remains only to express my heartfelt esteem and gratitude to Brother Michael Mandernach for a work well done. Together as Brothers is a worthy record of the action of the Holy Spirit in the community of the Brothers of Saint Pius X. It is an account told with the truth and love of one who, from his youth and now for some 60 years, has cooperated faithfully and generously with the Holy Spirit in response to the call to the apostolic religious life as a Brother. As a native son of the Diocese of La Crosse, who was deeply honored to be a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse and to be its Bishop, I offer heartfelt gratitude to Brother Michael for the steadfastness with which he worked on the history of the Brothers of Saint Pius X, since that day in 1996 when I first asked him to provide for the Diocese and for the Church a written record of this important chapter of her history."
For more information regarding purchasing a copy of the history of the Brothers of Saint Pius X please contact the Central Office (715.778.5519 or email@example.com). Brother Michael is retired in residence at Spring Valley.