The Church celebrates the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary on November 17th. She is the patron saint of our parish. We remember her spiritual gifts and pray that her example may guide us still.
The two mosaics in the sanctuary, one of which is pictured above, are considered one of the “treasures of the 1904 World’s Fair.” The Mosaics were commissioned by the Busch family to be displayed at the World’s Fair held in Forest Park. They were intended to show our rich German ancestry here in St. Louis. The mosaics were displayed in the German Section of the Palace of Varied Industries. In 1906, the mosaics were donated to the St. Louis Art Museum and were installed as arches over the entrances. After spending many years being loaned out as exhibits across the country, they came back to St. Louis and were then donated to the St. Louis Archdiocese. In 1962, Cardinal Ritter presented the mosaics to the newly established St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church that we call home today. More…
Read the biography of St. Elizabeth of Hungary here.
As members of this parish, we can follow the example of our patron saint from the opening prayer for her feast day, which reads:
Father, you helped Elizabeth of Hungary to recognize and honor Christ in the poor of this world. Let her prayers help us to serve our brothers and sisters in times of trouble and need.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.