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Old, new frontiers cited at SLU bicentennial Mass

Lisa Johnston | | Twitter: @aeternusphoto

Talking together before Mass, cross bearer, Sean Barry, SJ was joined by Kathryn Jabek, Emily Borgemenke, Katrina Ludwig and Sarah Plunkett.
Saint Louis University marked its bicentennial by celebrating the first Mass under the St. Louis Gateway Arch.  Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was the main celebrant for the gathering of over 5,500 people along the banks of the Mississippi River.

Frontiers were the focus as St. Louis University kicked off the celebration of its bicentennial Sept. 23 with the first Mass ever under the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi riverfront.

Street evangelizers hit the sidewalk, bring the faith to St. Louis


Sherri Devany was on her way to work at the Arch when she was stopped just outside the Old Cathedral.

"Would you like a free rosary?"

Chip Awalt extended his hand, clutching a bright, plastic-beaded devotional. Devany, a Lutheran, grinned and obliged him.

"I've never owned a rosary before," she said. "This is awesome!"

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