March 27, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 72

Ground broken for Venerable Frederic Baraga Chapel

MARQUETTE — The Catholic Diocese of Marquette broke ground for the Venerable Frederic Baraga Chapel Tuesday in the St. Peter Cathedral courtyard in Marquette.

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Archbishop Alexander Sample, second from left, shows some earth he dug up from the frozen ground during a groundbreaking for the Venerable Frederic Baraga Chapel in the St. Peter Cathedral courtyard Tuesday in Marquette. Shown with Sample are Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, from left, Charles Crotty, Randy LaLonde (hidden), Ed Glowacki, Joel LePage and Robert Vick. The chapel will house the earthly remains of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette’s first bishop, Venerable Frederic Baraga.

Archbishop Alexander Sample and Monsignor Michael Steber, pastor of St. Peter Cathedral, were among participants. The chapel will house the earthly remains of the diocese’s first bishop, Venerable Frederic Baraga.

“The chapel design will harmonize with the beauty of St. Peter Cathedral,” diocesan director of communications Loreene Zeno Koskey said. “Refinements to that design are ongoing to make sure that it echos the archit...