Narthex Christ

This gathering place is a fine example of Byzantine style art and architecture. The lower wall is buff marble to symbolize earth. The mosaic panels above are paved with a series of scenes about the life of Saint Louis IX, King of France (1214-1270), patron saint of the city. The barrel vaulted ceiling  is covered by a swirling  green vine symbolic of Christ, who is also portrayed in the central mosaic as “Teacher” or “Pantocrator”.

Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic

Interested in Becoming Catholic? We invite you to contact us to meet with a member of the clergy to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the process of becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

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Safe Environment

Safe Environment

The Cathedral Basilica follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

During your visit, you'll find hundreds of items in our Gift Shop, including spiritual keepsakes and unique souvenirs. You can find the gift shop off the west side of the vestibule on the main level of the Cathedral.

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