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Would You Like Some Cake?

June 26, 2014

This year happens to be a big year in St. Louis. It is the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city, 700th birthday of St. Louis IX, and the centennial of the Cathedral-Basilica. To celebrate the milestone a nonprofit was formed called STL250. In celebration the organization has placed 250 large metal birthday cakes across the metro region. These cakes were decorated by local artists, and most of them have at least some sort of theme connected to the site to which they were placed.

Several Catholic sites have been chosen to host cakes for the celebration provided below is a list. I’ve also snapped a couple of pics from sites that I’ve recently visited.

Shrine of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne

Shrine of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne


1) Basilica of St. Louis IX, King of France: St. Louis, MO (The Old Cathedral)

2) Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis: St. Louis, MO (The New Cathedral)

3) Church of the Holy Family: Cahokia, IL (The oldest church west of the Allegheny Mountains, Parish founded in 1699, church built in 1799)

4) Kenrick-Glennon Seminary: Shrewsbury, MO (Seminary of the Archdiocese of St. Louis)

5) National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: Belleville, IL (At 250+ acres, the largest outdoor shrine in North America)

6) Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine: Portage des Sioux, MO (A statue of the B.V.M. at the confluence of the three rivers)

7) Saint Louis University: St. Louis, MO (Jesuit operated, oldest university west of the Mississippi)

8) Shrine of St. Joseph: St. Louis, MO (A pritty chruch)

9) Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne: St. Charles, MO

10) Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center: St. Louis, MO (Diocese operated children’s hospital)

11) St. Anthony’s Medical Center: St. Louis, MO (a hospital)

12) St. Joseph’s Academy (An all-girls high school) Below are the cakes that I snapped yesterday.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows


From → Everyday Faith

One Comment
  1. Geez, that’s unbelievable. Kudos and such.

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