Sunday, March 30, 2014

A bit o' the Irish

 Went on a day trip with my city again and sighted another cake! We visited places that have a Irish connection in St. Louis. This is in front of the Shrine to St Joseph in the city of St. Louis.
 The shrine was founded by the Jesuits in 1843 on land donated by Ann Mullanphy Biddle and dedicated in 1844.
 The inside is being renovated. A group of lay people saved the shrine from being razed. This alter is called the "Altar of Answered Prayers".
 The church is also called the "Church of Miracles" and is the only Vatican-authenticated shrine in the Midwest. In 1864 A man near death was blessed in the church by a relic of Peter Claver, noted for his work among slaves. The man was immediately healed and walked out of the church on his own. In 1866 there was a cholera epidemic and the priest asked the parishioners to make a vow to St. Joseph that if they could be spared from more deaths, the would build a monument to him. All who signed and their family were spared.
view of the Gateway Arch between the buildings.

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