Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Photo of Saint Joseph Shrine, Saint Louis, Missouri

Here is the facade of Shrine of Saint Joseph, located in the near north side of the City of Saint Louis.

This church was located in what became a gritty industrial area, was in disrepair, and was to be demolished. A large effort by local Catholics restored this church to glory. You still occasionally see the once-familiar black and white "Friends of Saint Joseph Shrine" bumperstickers on older automobiles. The Shrine is now surrounded by townhouses.

Jesuits founded this parish, and it was dedicated in 1846. This is the only site in the Midwestern United States with an authenticated miracle. This led to the canonization of Saint Peter Claver.

Sunday Masses at 11:00 a.m.
First Friday Mass at Noon
Every Second Sunday: St. Padre Pio Devotion and Rosary before Mass; Benediction after Mass
Every Third Sunday: Choir Sings Mass in Latin

1220 North 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63106

Photo taken on January 1st, 2006.

1 comment:

  1. I've been told that the spires were once much taller, but were toppled by a tornado.