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Victoria in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Capuchin - Franciscan Friars

 
 
Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Marker
Inscription.  
have ministered to the Catholics of Ellis County since 1878. Saint Fidelis Friary, Herzog (Victoria), was established by Father Matthew Hau, O.F.M. Cap., and Father Anastasius Mueller, O.F.M. Cap., at the invitation of the Bishop of Leavenworth, Rt. Rev. Louis M. Fink, O.S.B., on May 11, 1878. For several years this was the central station from which friars cared for a seven county area. This statue, a tribute to these followers of Saint Francis of Assisi, was dedicated July 28, 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1878.
 
Location. 38° 51.381′ N, 99° 9.07′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Cathedral Avenue and 9th Street, on the left when traveling south on Cathedral Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Cathedral Avenue, Victoria KS 67671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cathedral of the Plains (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx.
Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
2. Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Statue and Marker
Statue by Peter Felten
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0.6 miles away); In Memory of the SETH Siblings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away); Victoria (approx. 0.7 miles away); Merci Train Boxcar (approx. 8.1 miles away); Avenue of Flags (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Basilica of St. Fidelis. Basilica website homepage (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Franciscans. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Statue at St. Fidelis Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Capuchin - Franciscan Friars Statue at St. Fidelis Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022