Monday, April 12, 2010

Photos of Immacolata Church, in Richmond Heights, Missouri

IMMACOLATA PARISH was founded in 1945, and this church in the Modern style dates from 1967. It is located in the suburban Saint Louis County city of Richmond Heights, about 11 miles west of downtown.

Immacolata Roman Catholic Church, in Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA - sanctuary featuring mosaic of the Holy Spirit by the Ravenna Mosaic Company

Behind the altar is a mosaic of the flame of the Holy Spirit, made by the Ravenna Mosaic Company. This photo was taken during Holy Week, and so the church was not decorated.

Immacolata Roman Catholic Church, in Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA - stained glass window in narthex with symbols of bapism and the Holy Spirit

Stained glass window in the narthex has symbols including those of Baptism and the Holy Spirit.

In Christian art, ‘Immacolata’ refers to a kind of icon of the Virgin, also known as Our Lady of Grace.

Click here for the parish website.

1 comment:

  1. The organ in this church is unique. Reportedly it was used at Yankee Stadium for Pope Paul VI's visit there. Even though the pipes are rather prominent for a Catholic sanctuary, those seen are all that there are- the rest of the instrument is 1970's era electronics.

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