"I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favor of the land." Ezekiel 22:30

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mass at the Shrine of St. Joseph

Yesterday, Canon Raphael Ueda, ICKSP, Vicar of the St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, offered a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the beautiful Shrine of St. Joseph in north St. Louis City.

Not being from St. Louis, I had never been to the Shrine, although I had heard of it, and the stunning restoration that has been undertaken and is on-going. Needless to say, it is a gorgeous church, as you can probably tell from the picture I quickly snapped on my phone during Mass. Sorry, my smartphone doesn't quite do it justice.

It is no doubt a beautiful location for any Mass, but I found it an especially beautiful setting for the tridentine rite. And apparently, the Canons of the Institute may offer it there more often. Stay tuned!

If you live in St. Louis and have never been to the Shrine, or if you're making a visit to St. Louis and want a location to visit, I highly recommend going to see it. Visit the website here.

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