We finally got into Sacred Heart out in Eureka, which has long been known for being the new home of many of the sculptures from the old St. Liborius in St. Louis Place. The new priest graciously let us look around and drew our attention to the Crucifixion sculpture group from the high altar. It looks beautiful in its new home, and I would rather see it here being enjoyed than broken up and dispersed. It’s interesting in that there are so many Roman legionnaires hanging out! I suspect the centurion pointing up at Christ is St. Longinus. Below, this is what it once looked and this is what it looked like back in 2012.
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Glad to see the altar sculptures in their home. Went to St. Liborius in the 1960’s. I don’t live in St. Louis anymore but do drive the old neighbor hood when I’m in town. It’s very sad.
I was very happy to see that the wonderful sculptures from Saint Liborius have been preserved in a beautiful church. After seeing photographs of the interior of Saint Liborius, and what is taking place there, I wanted to throw up. The photograph of a man showing his naked ass made me think that this must be what hell is like. The desecration of of this beautiful sacred church is beyond the pale. Saint Liborius was a big part of my life from baptism to confirmation. I no longer live in Saint Louis, but when I do go there to visit my family, I always make a trip to see what remains of the church, remembering the beautiful experiences I once had there. The people who are responsible for turning this church into a house of freaks are in all probability the sort who like going into cemeteries destroying grave head stones.
Not long ago I saw on the internet some vintage photographs of the interior of Saint Liborius before the deconsecration, can anyone tell me where I can find them. This was my parish from childhood to adulthood. Many thanks.
Gene, I have received several requests for pictures in that time period, and I have been asking around. I’ll make a post if I find any.
i was confirmed in 1956 1957 i miss the school…the nuns and priest
Chris, do you have the history of the main altar in Saint Liborius roman caholic church in saint Louis? I know that the sculptor Joseph Conradi created the altar and designed the church itself.. Since the altar and church means so much to me, I hve asked my neephew to secure a piece of the altar for me. So far he has not been successful even though he has gone to see the altar at Sacred Heart church in eurika M.o. Many thanks Gene Markowski
I AND MY BROTHERS AND SISTER ATTENDED ST LIBORIUS SCHOOL 1930 S AND 1940S I MAINTANINED THE BELLS AND THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER 1950S AND 1960S . WE MOVED AWAY FROM THE PARISH IN THE 60S . I BROUGHT IT TO MSGR. RIPPERS ATTN. THAT THE UPPER PART OF THE TOWER WAS CRUMBLING. MSGR HAD THE UPPER PART REMOVED AFTER WE MOVED FROM THE PARISH. I CRIED WHEN I SAW WHAT THEY DID TO THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH. I HEARD THAT THEY MOVED PART OF THE MAIN ALTER AND THE BELLS TO YOUR CHURCH. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO SEE THE STATUES AND HEAR THE BELLS BEFORE I DIE? i AM 92 YEARS OLD. WE STOPPED BY LAST WEEK AND THE CHURCH WAS CLOSED.
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