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.
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.
The tabernacle, on the old high altar.
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)
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.
This statue portrays Saint Ann teaching Mary to read.
Two of the stained glass windows.
Ornate arches hold up the roof.
Statue of Saint Joseph holding the Christ Child, in the baptistry.
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