Sunday, March 04, 2007

Photo of Saint Joseph Croatian Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri

Saint Joseph Croatian Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - exteriorPhoto of Saint Joseph Croatian Catholic Church, located in the Soulard neighborhood of Saint Louis. It is staffed by Franciscans of the Order of Friars Minor. Masses in Croatian are offered at 10:00 a.m. Sundays. This former synagogue started offering Mass for Croatian immigrants in 1906.

2 comments:

  1. That's my old parish! I went to grade school there in the 1960's It was a poor parish but make no mistakes, the nuns (Sisters of the Precious Blood) did a great job of teaching us. Thanks for the photo.

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  2. Hi there. Fascinating history of St. Joseph's. The church itself was once a Jewish Synagogue. The parish was once Ursuline Convent and Novitiate. The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood taught at the school and they were my first teachers in 1947-1952 at the former St. Domenico Orphans Home in University City. There are photos of the schoolchildren and Sisters from about 1920 but not able to post them. Thank you for this. Patrick Genna, Portland, Oregon

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