Book detailing the history of the Diocese of Knoxville now available

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

A book chronicling the history of the Diocese of Knoxville, published on occasion of the diocese’s 25th anniversary, is now available to East Tennessee Catholics.

The illustrated History of the Diocese of Knoxville, a 160-page hardcover, tabletop book, was published by Éditions du Signe of Strasbourg, France.

The book contains a history of each parish, chapters on the history of the diocese, biographies of all three Diocese of Knoxville bishops, chapters on Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and on the diocese’s 25th-anniversary Eucharistic Congress, and a history of both diocesan high schools. Vintage photos and/or modern-day images appear on virtually every page.

The text in the book was principally written by Dan McWilliams, assistant editor of The East Tennessee Catholic, with assistance from W. Pat Gang and Mary C. Weaver.

Copies of the book are available from most parishes. The cost is $31.80. For more information, contact your parish office.