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
9:30 a.m.    Keynote Address
B. Gunar Gruenke – President, Conrad Schmitt Studios, New Berlin WI
11:00 a.m    Breakout Sessions (1.5 hrs)
Michael Eagan, AIA, entheos ARCHITECTS, Indianapolis IN
Jeannie Regan-Dinius, MS, Director of Special Initiatives, Indiana State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indianapolis IN
Facility Maintenance Panel Discussion
Mark Dollase, Vice President of Preservation Services and Director of Central Regional Office, Indianapolis, Indiana Landmarks
Eric Atkins, Director of Management Services, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

12:30 p.m.    Lunch (1.25 hrs)

1:45 p.m.    Breakout Sessions (1.5 hrs)
Adrian Wewer & His Times
James Harmon, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Truman State University, Kirksville MO
Fundraising & Planning
Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Office of Stewardship & Development
3:15 p.m.    Conference Ends, Depart Athenæum for Sacred Heart Church
Activities at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1530 Union Street, Indianapolis IN  46225

4:00 p.m.    Organ Recital
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, Mass Prelude)

5 p.m.     Mass
Principal Celebrant - Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis
Invited Clergy

Following Mass     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.

Oct 4 Quincy, Illinois,

Central Firehouse
Attn.: Office of Chaplain
906 Vermont Street 62301

Contact person: Ed Arambasich, ofm (217) 316 4335
Fund raising event for Police and Firefighters

Oct 18 Indianapolis, IN,

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
1530 Union Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1697

Contact: Fr. Larry Janezic, ofm (317) 683-5551

Indianapolis, IN,
Indy Public Library

Adult Program Specialist

Programming & Project Development

The Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Susan Davis (317) 275-4085


German American Heritage Museum in Washington DC in January 2015
719 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Contact:  202-467-5000

St Mary's Basilica in Phoenix AZ in Feb 2015.

Saint Mary’s Basilica
231 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219


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