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Crying 'buckets of tears' | Little Sisters of the Poor withdrawing from St. Louis residence

Patricia Stenger looked at five senior living facilities before she found the Little Sisters of the Poor. She knew their residence was place she wanted to call home.

Stenger, who moved into the Old North St. Louis residence in March, became tearful when she learned the sisters were withdrawing from their ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis after 147 years.

Little Sisters of the Poor announce they are departing from residence in St. Louis


The Little Sisters of the Poor are withdrawing from their ministry of caring for the elderly poor in the Archdiocese of St. Louis after 147 years of service.

The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations to effectively staff the residence in north St. Louis, in the spirit of the community's foundress St. Jeanne Jugan.

"We are eternally grateful for the support and love we received during our many years in St. Louis," said Mother Gonzague Castro, local superior. "We love the city nearly as much as we love the people we work with and care for."

‘Awesome’ National Catholic Educational Association conference returns to St. Louis

Members of the steering committee for the 2017 NCEA Convention that will be held in St. Louis posed outside the archdiocesan booth at the 2016 convention in San Diego.

The 20th century dawned with the United States on the cusp of a technological revolution that put men on the moon and led to a land-speed record topping 763 miles per hour. The Wright Brothers took flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Henry Ford incorporated the Ford Motor Company, both in 1903, with Henry himself setting the land-speed record of 91.37 mph in 1904.

U.S. bishops assembly in St. Louis opens with rapid start to communications


A few hours before the U.S. bishops' Spring General Assembly opened June 10 in St. Louis, the meeting already had begun.

Tweets were trickling out from bishops, media and observers, using the hashtag #usccb15. Among their first items to share: a link to the live stream of the proceedings, bishops making their presence known and media types encouraging followers to watch their live coverage.

Relic procession at St. Francis de Sales Oratory honors life and faith of St. Louis IX


The celebration of St. Louis last weekend at St. Francis de Sales Oratory was certainly fit for a king.

Nearly 250 people in their Sunday finest — many young families, with women in dresses and lace veils and men in crisp suits — processed the streets surrounding the south St. Louis Oratory Oct. 19 with a relic of St. Louis IX, King of France. The procession was followed by a sermon from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, evening prayer sung in Latin and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

‘WHERE IT ALL BEGAN’ | Mass at the Old Cathedral highlights contributions of religious orders in St. Louis

A Mass celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis was held for religious of the archdiocese at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, Aug. 24. In attendance was Cardinal Justsin Rigali , papal legate and Archbishop-Emeritus of Philadelphia, Archbishop of St. Louis Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Edward Rice of St. Louis. Special guests in attendance at the Mass were Prince Louis de Bourbon and his wife Princess Marie-Marguerite.After Mass the religious of the archdiocese gathered for a photograph in the newly renovated cathedral with Archbishop Robert Carlson and Bishop Edward Rice.

Down by the riverfront, the faithful gathered for a Mass at the site of the Old Cathedral, in an area to become known as the Gateway to the West.

They worshipped in a one-room log cabin, then they left on foot, on horseback or in horse-drawn buggies.

The year was 1764; the Mass was the first in newly formed Laclede Village, founded by Pierre Laclede and August Chouteau and later renamed St. Louis — for King Louis IX of France.

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