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Founded in 1866 and completed in 1873 by immigrant Poles, St. Stanislaus still stands today and is home to a thriving Catholic community. Much of St. Stanislaus’ original interior was destroyed in the 60’s and replaced with an overall modern, lackluster look common in that period (carpets over beautiful hardwood, painting over marble, replacing intricate art with abstract shapes, etc.) Under the brilliant leadership of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and with the support of a thriving community, St. Stanislaus is well on its way to restoration. Some notable changes include the restoration of the floors, the installation of an Italian-made, marble altar rail, replacing abstract stained glass windows, a complete restoration of the sanctuary and so many more.
Cream City Catholic produced this video as a tribute to one of the few Catholic Churches left in Milwaukee that is growing rapidly, celebrates the Latin Mass and is dedicated to honoring and preserving the Catholic Church’s rich history.