Robert J. Carlson
of St. Louis
Located in the state of Missouri, the Archdiocese of St. Louis in the metropolitan see to the suffragette sees of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Diocese of Jefferson City, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Established as a diocese in 1826, and later as an archdiocese in 1847, the Archdiocese of St. Louis boasts a Catholic population of 555,750 faithful, roughly 26% of the total population within the territory that makes up the archdiocese (source, www.archstl.org). The city of St. Louis is where the
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, King of France is located,
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, both a major and minor seminary, serves the archdiocese and many other dioceses throughout the Midwest in the formation of the Church's future priests.
With the city of St. Louis and the surrounding area is a uniquely Midwest Catholic region of the United States, extremely rich in Catholic culture and heritage.
Click here to view the web site: The Archdiocese of St. Louis.
As Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, in communion with the Bishop of Rome we are called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be His Church and live His Gospel With joy, we strive to fulfill our Baptismal calling by prayer and worship, teaching and sharing our faith, serving others, and fostering unity in diversity, Guided by the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to the responsible stewardship of all God's gifts.
A wonderful history of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is presented on their web site entitled, Three Centuries of Catholicism, by