Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery

Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery lies just inside the city limits of St. Louis; there is a small neighborhood in between it and the River des Peres. It is not to be confused with the now-decommissioned Old St. Marcus Cemetery, which is just to the northeast.

Like the much larger Calvary, Peter and Paul has burials of religious orders, such as the Alexian Brothers, who operate St. Alexius Hospital in Dutchtown.

The cemetery is set among beautiful rolling hills and a creek.

There is still plenty of room, but there are many graves throughout the rolling hills.

In Catholic iconography, Christ holding a cross draped with a flag represents the Resurrection.

Readers interested in attending my short lecture about Civil War forts in St. Louis can come to the Missouri History Museum today, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Lee Auditorium. I am also giving a lecture on the Flemish Baroque painter Jacob Jordaens on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM, and reprised at 6:00 PM on Friday November 16, 2018 at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

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