The Shrine of St. Joseph
Welcome to The Shrine of St. Joseph, the site of the only authenticated miracle in the Midwestern United States.
This church, sitting in Columbus Square in St. Louis, began in 1843 when Jesuits founded the parish for mostly German local residents. In 1887 it saw its first major miracle declared in Rome by Cardinal Bianchi. This miracle dealt with Peter Claver and ultimately resulted in a very sick man being completely cured of ailments that should have ended his life. A second miracle was performed during the great Cholera outbreak in St. Louis when prayers were answered and those in the church were not affected by the disease.
Today you can take public tours of the gorgeous church each Sunday after Mass. Explore architect George Purvis' astonishingly breathtaking details piece by piece as you visit the Main Altar, Paintings on the Dome, Upper Alter, Mary's Alter, Jesuits Altar, Pipe Organ, and various statues throughout.