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Shrine of St. Joseph

Address: 1220 North 11th St, Saint Louis, MO 63106
Phone Number: +1 314-231-9407
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Ranked #29 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Wichita, KS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 helpful votes 11 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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St.Louis,MO
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a small church in the City that is just beautiful. Not as well known as the Cathedral but very beautiful. It is worth a visit to see the detailed artisan work.

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Greencastle, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Dropped by the Shrine, unfortunately was locked. I didn't feel too great about trying to find the rectory and a person to let us in. But it's super pretty from the outside!

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Jim A, Owner at Shrine of St. Joseph, responded to this review

Grace, we are sorry we missed you. The Shrine is managed by volunteers, so we aren't available every day of the week. Generally, we have staff at the Shrine on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 2pm. On Friday from 8am-4pm. We can happily coordinate a visit. Call 314 231-9407, or email info@shrineofstjoseph.org to setup a time that works for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

went buy but it was locked up and not open like the others in the area, I guess you should call before you go to see if anyone is there to let you in?

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Jim A, Owner at Shrine of St. Joseph, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Shrine. The Shrine has one weely mass at 11am on Sunday. A tour follows, so be sure to ask an usher to let them know you are interested in a tour after mass. The Shrine is managed by volunteers, so we aren't available every day of the week, but will gladly coordinate a visit. Call 314... More

St. Louis, MO
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170 reviews 170 reviews
63 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This church is also known as the Church of Miracles because of the miracle that is attributed to it. It is reminiscent of the stately churches of Europe, and is a wonderful place to visit. So many beautiful weddings take place here because it is so spectacular.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a fabulous church to visit. It is like some of the beautiful churches in a bad area of town. You can see the arch from it but beware of the one way streets they can get confusing when you are trying to get there and get out.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Ok, so it's not Rome, but this cathedral offers such spiritual beauty, it will take your breath away. My cousin was married there, and it was amazing! If your there for a wedding, a day of worship or just to tour, you will not be disappointed!

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