50th Anniversary Book

Alaska’s Archdiocese: Faith in the Far North

Alaska’s Archdiocese: Faith in the Far North is the story of the rugged missionaries, adventurous bishops, and regular people who built the Archdiocese of Anchorage from a vast and wild land stretching over 130,000 miles across Southcentral Alaska.

A work thirty years in the making, Alaska’s Archdiocese will appeal to history buffs and longtime parishioners, as well as anyone curious about the development of the Catholic faith in the Last Frontier.

Order your special edition hardcover copy for $100 ($24.95 for book + $75.05 tax deductible donation). Each are individually signed by Archbishop Schwietz and cover artist Byron Birdsall. Hand-numbered and limited to 150 copies. Standard paperbacks also available for $14.95. Checkout available through Paypal below or by calling Laurie Evans-Dinneen, at (907) 297-7789 or emailing ledinneen@caa-ak.org.


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Praise for Alaska’s Archdiocese

“This history reminds the changing Church of our roots in old-time Alaska, where hardy priests, nuns, and parishioners worked together to bring our faith to the northern frontier.”
– Senator Lisa Murkowski

“This welcome history follows the path of rugged missionaries and committed Catholics who built the foundation of our modern, diverse, creative Catholic community.”
– Senator Dan Sullivan

“The history of the Archdiocese is intertwined with all the faithful of Alaska. I was fortunate to be a small part of that history through my very close relationship with Archbishop Francis Hurley. This text shows the building and growth of the Archdiocese of Anchorage as well as a developing spirit of ecumenism under the leadership of Archbishop Schwietz that has enriched the lives of all Alaskans who share a faith in Jesus Christ.”
– The Ven. Norman H. V. Elliott, Archdeacon of Southcentral Alaska and Rector Emeritus, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Anchorage

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