ABOUT A YEAR ago, Saint Alphonsus Liguori Church in Saint Louis reopened after a devastating fire. I lately revisited this church for the first time since its reopening. The church is located on North Grand Avenue, about eight blocks up from Saint Louis University, and about three or four road miles to the northwest of the Old Cathedral.
The church appears to be nearly identical to when I last visited.
The altar is made of wood and is in the middle of the transept; here it is decorated for the feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.
The ordering of the sanctuary and baptismal font appear to be based on the USCCB document Art and Environment in Catholic Worship.
The tabernacle is placed in the center of the old high altar.
I neglected to bring my camera's tripod on this trip, so I had to hand-hold the camera, making these photos somewhat blurry.
This shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The devotion has Redemptorist roots, and that religious order still staffs this church.
Stained glass window of the Holy Family.
For more information, and for photos dating from my 2007 pre-fire visit, please click here. Those photos are featured in the book Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History, and on a segment of the KETC television show Living St. Louis.