St. Liborius Angel?

Update: Most likely not, as we later were able to view the sculptures in Eureka.

It’s been long said that many of the sculptures from St. Liborius in St. Louis Place ended up at Sacred Heart in Eureka. I had the opportunity to get inside, but I didn’t really see any thing that jumped out at me other than this angel, one of a quartet. If you attended St. Liborius, do you remember this angel? The scalloped shell holding holy water looks like it’s a later addition.

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  1. Chase says:

    I don’t know about the angel, but I know for certain that the crucifixion scene behind the altar is from St. Liborius.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Darn, I didn’t take a picture of that!

  2. Tim Long says:

    I’m not sure about the angel ? I do know that the sculpture of St. Liborius is at the history museum at Forrest Park.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I will have to go and check it out!

  3. mike says:

    Someone should restore St. Liborius Church. How can the Archdiocese or even the City of St. Louis let this magnificent space go to waste! What is wrong with our country?! If this church was in France, the state would take care of restoring it! The Archdiocese should re-buy it, restore it, and use it as concert space or space for other events until more people come into the area so that the church could be used as a church again. I know this would take an awful lot of money. But a loss of money is always better than losing something much more precious. Anyway, I’m sure someone would be able to fund it. This church cannot go to waste. If I had the money, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. SHAME on the City, SHAME on the Archdiocese.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      A group of young people are busy doing that right now, but you can imagine that it is very expensive and very hard work. I will post in the future any opportunities they mention to me how people can help out. I agree that it was shortsighted for the Archdiocese to sell it; it seems like capitulation. I completely understand the expense of operating such a large masonry building that is over one hundred years old, but I just feel like they should have more self-respect.

  4. Chris Naffziger says:

    You know, the more I look at that sculpture, I strongly suspect that it is not.

    1. Tim Long says:

      I was looking at images of the old St. Liborius School. Now the Hogan St. youth center and noticed the religious sculptor’s on the upper corners of the building. After going to school there in 1964 with one of the meanest NUNS I ever had as a teacher I should have remembered those were there.

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