Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Photos of Christmas Decorations at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France

Photos of the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, popularly called the Old Cathedral, located up on a terrace near the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Louis, Missouri. Click on any photo for a larger image.

The altar of Saint Joseph. The nativity figures date from 1866, are made of cast iron, and have been used every year since then. The figures were purchased as a thanksgiving for the end of the Civil War and for the return of the soldiers.

The main altar.

The altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This crucifix used to be on the main altar, now a painting is in its place.

Saint Louis, King of France, crusader, patron of hospitals and universities, dispenser of justice, and friend of the poor.

The ubellina tells us that this is a minor basilica. The yellow color is a symbol of the Pope, while the red is a symbol of Rome.

Photo taken on January 1st, 2006, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

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