14 October 2014
Archbishop Carlson to Celebrate Anniversary of St. Louis at St. Francis de Sales Oratory on October 19
October 19, 2014
800 Years King St. Louis IX-----250 years city of St. Louis
Visit of Archbishop Carlson
On Sunday, October 19, Archbishop Carlson will come to the Oratory as we add our contribution to the city-wide celebration of the 800th birth anniversary of King St. Louis (Louis IX of France) and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis that bears the holy saint’s name.
The program will begin at 5:00 PM, starting with honoring King Saint Louis with his holy relic in a solemn procession. The entire program, including a sermon pronounced by the guest of honor, His Grace, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, is as follows:
Procession of Relic of St. Louis
Sermonpronounced by His Grace, Archbishop Carlson
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Reception in the Oratory Hall
Throughout this year, many civic as well as Catholic events have been organized in St. Louis to highlight the history, development, and accomplishments of our great city. Please join us as the Oratory marks this special anniversary year with the Church’s joyful and solemn liturgy.