We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1220 North 11th St, Saint Louis, MO 63106
Phone Number: +1 314-231-9407
Website
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 25 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
So glad we visited and went to mass

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Bernadette T
,
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, KS
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St.Louis,MO
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greencastle, Indiana
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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?

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis, MO
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Shrine of St. Joseph also viewed

 

Been to Shrine of St. Joseph? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shrine of St. Joseph staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?