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St. Francis de Sales Oratory

On this, the 100th anniversary of St. Francis de Sales, the campaign to restore this historic landmark to its full glory has been announced. A new Web site,, has also been launched to give information and news about the restoration, and includes a blog to record the restoration project.

St. Francis de Sales, built at the turn of the last century, is known to locals as "the Cathedral of South St. Louis" because of its elegantly-designed exterior and 300-foot spire. In July, 2005, the church building and campus were given to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to maintain and administer the sacraments according to the Missal of 1962. The Archbishop of St. Louis, His Grace, the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke erected the church as an Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Today, St. Francis de Sales Oratory serves the whole archdiocese of St. Louis and is the center of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.


Our American Apostolates


shrine St. Stanislaus Oratory Milwaukee Saint Patrick's Oratory Green Bay St. Mary's Oratory Wausau St. Joseph Shrine Detroit St. Francis de Sales Oratory St. Louis Holy Family Log Church Cahokia Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish Pittsburgh St. Mary Oratory Rockford St. Margaret Mary's Oakland Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory San Jose Sts. Cyril and Methodius Oratory Bridgeport St. Anthony of Padua Oratory West Orange Old St. Patrick Oratory Kansas City St. Gianna Oratory Tucson St. Joseph Church Hammond St. Patrick Parish and Oratory Waterbury St. Francis de Sales Oratory Sulphur St. Leo's Oratory Columbus