Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saint John the Baptist Church, in the unincorporated community of Gildehaus, in Franklin County, Missouri. The church is about 46 highway miles west of downtown Saint Louis.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - exterior front

According to the parish website, this was originally a Jesuit mission dating from 1839. This church is often called Saint John 'Gildehaus', in honor of the Gildehaus family who donated land for this parish in 1848 and 1865. The first church was a log structure.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - church and Marian shrine

A shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in front of the church.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - Marian shrine

MOTHER OF SORROWS 1873

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - tower

These photos were taken with three separate cameras on two different occasions. I was unable to take photos of the interior. This church deserves better photos.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - cornerstone
ECCLESIA STI · JOANNIS
AEDIFICATA
A.D. 1863.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - cemetery

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - monument to the unborn

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - tiny chapel

There are several tiny shrines on the parish grounds.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - chapel interior

An altar inside of the chapel, taken through a window.

Photos of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, in Gildehaus, Missouri, USA - convent

Convent building between the cemetery and school.

Address:
5567 Gildehaus Road
Villa Ridge, Missouri 63089


Note: this address as flagged in Google Maps is incorrect, but the map is centered on the actual church. At the time I generated this link, the map showed two identical churches side-by-side! Two separate satellite photos of the church were improperly stitched together.

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