Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Collection of Western Jesuit Missions

The Collection of Western Jesuit Missions is on permanent loan from the Jesuits of the Missouri Province to the Saint Louis University Museum of art. The collection is displayed throughout the entirety of the third floor of the museum, housed in a mansion that originally belonged to the Woolworth stores corporation. The Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions is indicative of the spirit of the times surrounding the Jesuit seminary just north of St. Louis between 1823-1971. Priceless liturgical items include pre-French Revolution era silver and Baroque-era devotional art brought to the United States by famous missionary Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet, S.J..

Link (here)

Postcard of the Saint Louis Club, now the Saint Louis University of Art (here)

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