Legacies of Faith
The Catholic Churches of Stearns County

Legacies of Faith; the Catholic Churches of Stearns County tells the story of the 49 Catholic parishes in the county and the remarkable churches they built. The book is 232 pages in length and contains over 180 color photographs. It was published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, MN. Introductory chapters tell of Stearns County's settlement history and about the architectural traditions which guided church construction.

 An abbreviated table of contents follows.




Table of Contents

Introduction
   The Settlement History of Stearns County

    The Architecture of the Churches

The Early Churches
      A short parish history and a detailed architectural description  
       of the churches built between 1871 and 1931 accompanied
       by numerous color photographs.

The Modern Churches  
    A short parish history and a detailed architectural  description 
    of the churches in the county built between 1941 and 2000

Glossary
    Architectural terms used in the book are defined

Acknowledgments
Legacies of Faith