Sunday, July 27, 2008

Photos of Visitation/Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Visitation/Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri. The church is located in the Lewis Place neighborhood of the city, and is 4 ½ road miles northwest of the Old Cathedral.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - exterior front

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish was founded in 1882, in the Grand Prairie area of the city.  Holy Ghost Parish merged into this church in 1961, and Saint Ann merged in 1992, giving the church the name Visitation/Saint Ann Shrine.

This building dates from 1909, was designed by Thomas P. Barnett, and is constructed of red brick and Bedford limestone in the Tudor Gothic style.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - nave

The interior of the church following the last night of the Novena to Saint Ann, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The interior is furnished with oak and Bianchi marble.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - sanctuary

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - tabernacle

The tabernacle, on the old high altar.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - baptismal font

The baptismal font.  In front is a copy of the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta.

"I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon." (Song of Songs 1:5)


Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - statue of Saint Ann 2

The shrine area of the church.  This church holds an annual novena to Saint Ann, and the pastor plans to further build up the shrine.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - statue of Saint Ann

This statue portrays Saint Ann teaching Mary to read.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - stained glass window 1 Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - stained glass window 2

Two of the stained glass windows.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - ceiling detail

Ornate arches hold up the roof.

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - side of nave

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - statue of Saint Joseph and the Christ Child

Statue of Saint Joseph holding the Christ Child, in the baptistry. 

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - pipe organ

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - exterior side 1

Visitation-Saint Ann Shrine, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - exterior side 2

Mass Times:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. (Novena to Saint Ann following Thursday Mass)
Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Address:
4515 Evans Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63113

3 comments:

  1. I used a new technique on most of these photos. It allows the presentation of a wide range of tones, from deep shadow to bright lights, in a manner that is more realistic than older techniques I've used in the past. The colors ought to be truer, and the overall image smoother.

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  2. The ornate arches two which you refer in the ceing are what are known as hammer bean arches. They are meieval English.

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  3. We don't have such beautiful Churches in Penang, but we do have a fantastic Feastday celebration in honour of St. Anne. This year, we had the nuncio over. Check it out, if you're interested.

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