Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France)

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St. Louis' earliest church and first Cathedral officially named the Basilica of St. Louis. The present structure is 165 years old and is a national monument. Museum contains the tomb of the first bishop of St. Louis and countless religious artifacts. Open daily. Daily masses.

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See God's Name in Hebrew Letters
Reviewed By OutdoorKidz December 2019

Though we are not really into touring churches or cathedrals, we stopped to look above the front entry door and see the large Hebrew letters of the name Yahweh (Jehovah in English), the God of the...

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Downtown Holy Mass
Reviewed By JOHN C November 2019

OK, it is the first Cathedral west of the Mississippi River. There is a lot of history at this site. But of course, it is a Catholic Church that is active and if you are a visitor in St. Louis this...

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Quiet, elegant, sacred space.
Reviewed By bryen2 November 2019

Minutes from the modern marvel of the Gateway Arch is this elegant cathedral, the oldest one west of the Mississippi River. Entering it brings peace. It is exquisitely maintained and elegant in its...

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