We all knew that the letter X would be hard to come up with in most of the A to Z efforts, but having a local help me meant that it was easy! St. Francis Xavier College Church is actually the first church I think I went to in St. Louis. The Jesuit Church is on the St. Louis University campus and is just a block or so from the Fox Theater (which I love!)
The church was founded in 1841 and I have to say, the rich history was clear from the moment I saw it. It is a beautiful church. So reminiscent of the many churches and cathedrals I have toured in Europe. And although I don’t have photos from the inside, there is a virtual tour available on the church’s website and you can see the sanctuary is truly amazing.
I guess I skipped right ahead and never mentioned why this was the first church in St. Louis I had been to. Well, within a couple of weeks of moving to the area, my friend Heather’s parish auction was held, raising money for the school her kids attended. I ended up buying a couple of awesome things too!
The countdown continues… With X, we now have just two letters left! WOO HOO! The A to Z series about St. Louis will finish this week and a new series will start for the month of April! I’m not insane, I’ve just been doing a better job planning this year’s series than writing the 2014 one! You can see what else in St. Louis gets a shoutout in the A to Z or check out last year’s A to Z of Agriculture — X was for xylem in that series!