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Restoring a St. Louis Catholic treasure

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Just as the U.S. Constitution was coming into force and George Washington was sworn in as president on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City in 1789, a log mission church was being constructed more than 950 miles away in the small town of Florissant.

A response to 'brokenness'

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Dorothy Frese, a parishioner of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, prayed the Rosary with some 150 others outside the church. Father Robert “Rosy” Rosebrough, pastor of Blessed Teresa, is helping the Ferguson community to promote unity and healing by praying the Rosary together in the grotto. The prayer gatherings will continue each Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Three days after the shooting of Michael Brown and two days after the start of rioting in Ferguson, about 500 people gathered to celebrate back-to-school night at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

School children, their families and former school families as well came out to "let the world know that we are people of faith and the seed of love and hope resides in our hearts," as pastor Father Robert Rosebrough said.

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