Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History
By William Barnaby Faherty, S.J.
Photography by Mark Scott Abeln
The history of the Catholic Church in St. Louis is dominated by strong personalities and architectural grandeur. In Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History, rich text and photography capture the people and places that have defined Catholicism in a historic, and historically Catholic, city. Renowned historian William Barnaby Faherty, S.J., delivers concise historical sketches of the integral people and the landmark houses of worship; and photographer Mark Scott Abeln captures nearly forty different area churches in majestic fashion. From the eighteenth-century Holy Family Church in Cahokia to the overwhelming Cathedral Basilica to the modern St. Anselm’s in Creve Coeur, St. Louis’s churches are significant, not to mention spectacular. This coffee-table book truly presents Catholic St. Louis in all its splendor.
May 2009 9781933370835
$32.95 8.5 x 11
176 pages Trade Cloth
William Barnaby Faherty, S.J. has written more than 40 books, including dozens of books on St. Louis history and the novels Call of Pope Octavian and A Wall for San Sebastian.
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Over half the photographs were taken specifically for this book and have never been seen before, and all of the rest have been digitally remastered at full resolution for print.