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Address: 1220 North 11th St, Saint Louis, MO 63106
Phone Number: +1 314-231-9407
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The Shrine is a beautifully retored 19th century Catholic church.

St...

The Shrine is a beautifully retored 19th century Catholic church.

St Joseph was built for German immigrants and staffed by Jesuit priests.

We offer a Catholic mass every Sunday at 11am and a tour of the church follows each mass.

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Very special

So lovely. This beautiful church is a destination. It is the site of miracles, very special. Hopefully you can go when volunteers are there to give you extra information. The side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Megan A
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Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

So lovely. This beautiful church is a destination. It is the site of miracles, very special. Hopefully you can go when volunteers are there to give you extra information. The side altars and shrines are very pretty. Call ahead to guarantee access.

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Thank Megan A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The interior of this historic church is wonderful. Everything looks like its made from marble, but its actually faux-painted wood. Amazing. They have a great tour available after Mass.

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Thank James H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I attended a beautiful wedding here a few years ago. Parking was a bit tight, but it was lovely and it is one of the more memorable weddings to which I have gone. Plus, the two are still wedded and now with 6 children (It has been 15years since the wedding)!

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Thank AlabamaAnne
Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The wedding was held in the Shrine. The inside has been meticulously restored. It was quite a hot day outside yet it remained cool indoors.

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Thank tom m
Orland Park, Illinois
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146 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Shrine of St. Joseph features a beautiful interior. I enjoy photographing places of worship and the Shrine did not disappoint. I was permitted to use a tripod. When I entered the church, a tour was underway. Apparently, free tours are offered. I easily found free street parking within a block of the church. If you enjoy visiting churches, I... More 

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Thank gnagel
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We decided to be tourists in our own town and went to mass at the Shrine. What an amazing story and building! We got there early so we could walk around the church before mass. We stayed for the short history lesson and tour of the church. We have been in many churches in the United States and in Europe... More 

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Wichita, KS
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108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It has the feeling that God really is there, that he resides there, that he is happy there. It was a church built to glorify God and His creation, not to glorify man and his creativity. Please don't go unless you have plenty of time, there is so much to see and wonder at. the silence and reverence of the... More 

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3 Thank departingcontestant
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

bought me to tears so beautiful and peaceful and I felt a sence of hope and comfort while i was there and it made me feel hope.

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Thank emj513
St.Louis,MO
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very impressive. Be certain to listen to the talk about the pastor who served this church and was robbed and killed.. it is also the place where an authenticated , by Rome., miracle occured. it is a beautiful church, which was almost torn down .On Holy family sunday, which is the sunday between Xmas and new Years, cookies and punch... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

A well preserved church, the altar and the ceiling is breathtaking . The pews you know it's antique , old, heavy and solid wood. They only have one holy mass at 11 am on Sunday's and a tour will follow after mass. I attended the holy mass , very few parishioners but intimate. A well worth visit....

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