Monday, June 22, 2009

Photos of Saint Michael's Church, in Paderborn, Illinois

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saint Michael's Church, in Paderborn, Illinois. A part of the Diocese of Belleville, this lovely church is located in rural Saint Clair County, about 24 road miles south-by-southeast of downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, and about 7 miles east of the nearest large town, Waterloo.

Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church, in Paderborn, Illinois, USA - exterior

The church's patron is Saint Michael the Archangel.

Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church, in Paderborn, Illinois, USA - nave

The village of Paderborn is named after the city in Germany. Many early priests in the diocese came from Paderborn, which is famous for its veneration of Saint Liborius, bishop (died a.d. 390). 25 road miles east of here, in Saint Libory, is a Saint Liborius Chuch.

Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church, in Paderborn, Illinois, USA - sign

This church dates from 1843, the same year that this territory was transferred from the Diocese of Saint Louis to the newly-erected Diocese of Chicago.

Address:
4576 Buss Branch Road
Waterloo, Illinois 62298

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