Thursday, January 03, 2008

Photos of Saints Teresa and Bridget Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saints Teresa and Bridget Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri. The church is located about three and half road miles northwest of the Old Cathedral and the Gateway Arch.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - exterior

From the parish website:
The first parish church was built in late 1865. On September 23, 1866 Bishop Kenrick came and blessed the church. The church was legally entered into the books of the State of Missouri on August 1876 as St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church Association.

As the parish grew the school was enlarged. Because of the increase in the number of parishioners, a larger church was built in 1900. The new church was erected on the northwest corner of Grand and North Market. The interior of the new building is 132 feet long by 72 feet wide. There are five altars and the roof is supported by two rows of columns.

In the winter of 1981-82, snow damaged the inner ceiling of the church. A number of tapestries covering the ceiling were ruined. In 1984 the tapestries were restored and the church repainted. On Saturday, November 24, 1984 the church was rededicated by Bishop J. Terry Steib, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis.
Originally Saint Teresa of Avila Church, this parish merged with Saint Bridget of Erin in 2003.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - nave wide

Click the photo for a much larger version.

This photo was taken on December 16th, 2007, during Advent.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - sanctuary

The marble and mosaic decorated high altar.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - tabernacle

The tabernacle.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - altar mosaic

Mosaic of Christ as Priest.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - altar of Joseph

Altar of Saint Joseph.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - altar of Mary

Altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church has two other side-altars.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - ceiling

The ceiling of the nave is remarkably illustrated with scenes from Scripture and from Tradition.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - ceiling painting 2

The Cure of the Paralytic.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Station of the Cross

Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem.

Saints Teresa and Bridget Roman Catholic Church, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - side of nave

Address:
3636 North Market Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63113

2 comments:

  1. truly a fantastic church-- if it weren't spoiled by that coffee table in the sanctuary.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not and never was a coffee table. Bulletins and other and notices about different charitable causes are set out on this table for the parishioners. *thenerve

      Delete