A little history. The first church Fr. Samuel built on this site in Benton was St. James but as the parish grew the original frame church became too small. So in order not to disrupt the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he built a larger stone church around St. James. In time, St. James was moved across the street as a school for girls while the larger church was then named St. Patrick's.
Very Rev. Samueal Mazzuchelli O.P.
Born in Milan, Italy Nov. 4, 1806.
Died in Benton, Wisconsin Feb. 23, 1864.
Quam dilecta tabernacula tua, domin virtutum! Concupiscit, et deficit anima mea in atria Domini.
Translation Douay Rheims Psalm 83:2-3
How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of host!
My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.