Adrian Wewer OFM., was a Brother Architect who entered the Franciscan Order in 1858, at Warendorf, Germany. Born and christened Antonius Wewer, he grew up in Harsewinkel-a small predominantly Roman Catholic town in Westphalia, Germany. In 1862, when he and other German Confreres were sent to Teutopolis, Illinois, his Provincial Minister in Germany wrote of him, "Brother Adrian is an excellent religious and a skilled carpenter." Working with older Brothers on construction projects for growing German - American Catholic Communities, Bro. Adrian developed his talents for designing church furniture and architecture. He became the primary architect for the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the "St. Louis-Chicago" Province and served his Order in this capacity for half a century.

Please join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the life of Brother Adrian Wewer.

Adrian Wewer Centennial Celebration
Concluding Conference and


October 18, 2014

at Athenaeum (Downtown Indianapolis)

and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church



9:00 a.m. Registration - Athenaeum

9:30 a.m. Keynote Address - TBA


11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Adrian Wewer & His Times - James Harmon PhD,
Professor Emeritus of Art History, Truman State University

Preservation - TBA

Cemeteries - Jeannie Regan-Dinius, MS, Director of Special Initiatives, Indiana State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology


Noon Lunch at Rathskeller


1:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Maintenance - TBA

Development & Funding - TBA

Evangelization & Ministry - TBA


3:30 p.m. 
Depart Athenaeum for Sacred Heart Church via bus

4:00 p.m.    Organ Recital

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Robert Welch
(University of Indianapolis, Student of Marko Petricic)
Jefimija Zlatanovic,
(University of Indianapolis, Student of Marko Petricic)
Bro. Gary Jeriha OFM
(Organist, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church)

5 p.m. Mass

Principal Celebrant - Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis



7:00 p.m. Reception


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The Adrian Wewer Exposition Exhibit is coming to a venue near you!


This is the first ever major exhibition of the life and career of Br. Adrian Wewer, OFM.  who, designed more than 100 churches, college buildings, seminaries, schools, friaries, convents, and hospitals. These buildings have become historic landmarks throughout the United States.

The Neo-Romanesque and Neo-Gothic style used in the Mid-west to the Spanish Mission styles of the Southwest, you will appreciate the beauty of the buildings designed by this most talented architect.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedein 100 Hill Drive
(4 weeks)
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Contact: Mary Jean Schumacher/ Rt. Rev. Justin DuVall, OSB

Jun 8-13
Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart – Provincial Chapter
3140 Meramec Street
St. Louis, MO 63118-4399
Contact: Fr. Gary Bernhardt, ofm (314) 655-0551

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
1530 Union Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1697
Contact: Fr. Larry Janezic, OFM (317) 683-5551


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