Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Photos of Saint Ambrose Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri

Here are photos of Saint Ambrose Church in Saint Louis, Missouri. It is located in the historically Italian 'Hill' neighborhood, and is the location of numerous fine Italian restaurants. If you enjoy good food and good Catholic culture, then by all means visit the Hill.



The church was built in 1926.

Click here for more photos of the exterior of the church.



Benefattori della chiesa, "benefactors of the church", located in the narthex.

IN QUESTA CHIESIA ITALIANA
DEDICATA IL 27 GUIGNO, 1926
DALL' ARCIV. DI ST. LOUIS - J.J. GLENNON
VENNE IL DELAGATO DEL PAPA
CARDINALE G. BONZANO
CHE IL 30 GUIGNO PARLO AGLI' ITALIANI
E IMPARTI' LA BENEDIZIONE PAPALE
OLTRE L'ARCIV. G. PARLICA VICE REG. DI ROMA
CHE PONTIFICO' ALLA PRIMA MESSA IL 27 GUIGNO, 1926
MONSIG. A.COSSIO VESCOVO DI LORETTO
MONSIG. CAMILLO CACCIA DOMINIONI
MAESTRO DI CAMERA DI S.S. PIO XI
MONSIG. CARLO RESPIGHI PREFETTO
DELLE CERIMONIE APOSTOLICHE
MONSIG. CARLO GRANO CERIMONIERE PONTIF.
MONSIG. ROCCO BELTRAMI PRELATO PER
LA EMIGRAZIONE ITALIANA
MONSIG. LUCIO LECCISI S.T.D.
TUTTI VENUTI DA ROMA, E QUI
IL 29 GUIGNO, 1926
CELEBRARONO LA S. MESSA
CON IMMENSO GUIBILO DEL POPOLO ITALIANO
_______ _______

A PERENNA MEMORIA DEL FATTO
IL PARROCO SAC. GUILO GIOVANNINI



An unusual devotional wheel, also in the narthex, with prayers for one hour of the day based on the first letter of your name.



The nave following Ash Wednesday Mass. The church was filled that evening.



The lights went off in the church before I got a closeup photo of the altar; this was taken with a flash. The small table in front of the altar was used to hold the palm ashes for Ash Wednesday.



Statue of Saint Ambrose (ca. 340 - 397), Bishop of Milan and Doctor and Father of the Church. His writings are here and here.











Stations of the Cross.

X Stazione: Gesù spogliato ed abbeverato di fiele
IX Stazione: Terza caduta di Gesù sotto la Croce



Choir loft and organ pipes in the back of the church, along with further lists of benefactors.



A view of a stained glass window from outside of the church.

Address:
130 Wilson Avenue
St Louis, Missouri 63110

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