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Shrine of St. Joseph

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Sunday Mass

I attended Sunday Mass here. The people were so friendly! One of the volunteers gave us a tour of... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Very nice for reflection

We were passing through and this church popped up. We found it easy enough just off interstate... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2017
Franklin, Tennessee
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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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1220 N 11th St, Saint Louis, MO 63106-4614
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I attended Sunday Mass here. The people were so friendly! One of the volunteers gave us a tour of the church after mass and invited us to stay for their (free) festival that afternoon as well. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to stick around, but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We were passing through and this church popped up. We found it easy enough just off interstate. Church was closed when we got there. But the courtyard offered a great place for reflection. Also to stretch our legs. Worth your time. I do wish we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and lucked into a private tour. Our docent was wonderfully knowledgeable about the church's history. Beautifully restored...a must see!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a very fine art and build work back in days. very nicely placed tiles and beautifully build church. It must have taken a long time to design and build this building. Its a must see when you are in St. Louis, MO

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Very quaint historical church. Easy to get to from the Arch. We had a few min between Arch and boat trip. Sweet little church. Glad we stopped here.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

This church, which was built in 1843, has been lovingly restored and is always maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers who love St. Joseph's! They are called Friends of St. Joseph and I am a member. The reason the church was saved is because...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Not a great neighborhood and parking feels unsure, but we really wanted to see this shrine. All the doors were locked so we went around and rang the bell at the rectory and boy were we glad we did! The ladies in the office were...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank 905lesliew
Reviewed June 2, 2016

A group of us attended Palm Sunday Mass. Following the Mass, we went on the docent-led tour. We had about 20 in our group. The docent was fabulous; very knowledgeable. The church is amazing. We were also able to see the rectory next door.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Anne P
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend you visit. It is a beautiful Catholic Church and Shrine. It's not in the best neighborhood, and parking is on the street - FYI. The art and decor is incredible.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank barkwood66
Reviewed March 18, 2016

We came to the shrine on a wim to view this beautiful church.The church inside and out was very spectacular to view. The altar was very spectacular. If you're in the area of the church it is well worth to stop in and see it.

Date of experience: March 2016
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